Skin Condition


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Jan 9, 2008
I am currently in AFROTC and getting ready for my DODMERB. When i was 1-10 years old i had skin rashes (forgot the name) around my stomch area. I did see doctors who knew little about the skin rashes and told me it would disappear as i got older. Around 11 is when i notcied they have disappeared and its been 9 years since ive seen them. It did leave a scar on my chest area and around my abdomen area but would this disqualify me? could i get a waiver for this?
Without knowing what the name of the disease was, DoDMERB will most likely request medical records concerning it. Without knowing what the actual diagnosis was I couldn't make a guess as to whether you will be disqualified or not.
I think it was called psoriasis. I havent had it in like 10 years and counting. My medical records dont say anything about it disappearing because it was a gradual process and i guess i just acted like i never had it. So could this DQ me? if so could i get a waiver? Any tips? I am pretty scared about not passing.
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A history of psoriasis would be a disqualification, no matter when you had it, so in your case you would be disqualified.

The fact that it resolved at age 12 and you have had not other problems with it would lend itself to a waiver.

I would continue on with the application and pursue a waiver.
since I can waiver it, what are the chances of it going through? Are there any other options if it does not go through? I was also wondering why this skin condition would disqualify me in the first place. Its hereditary so its not contagious. Since I had it so long ago why would it disqualify me now? I am physically healthy and do not really understand how a skin condition that is not contagious could disqualify me. Sorry for the long questions and what not.
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Psoriasis is a disqualification mainly due to the fact that it requires frequent medical care to treat it. Also due to the higher risk of infection if it were to crack and bleed.

The environments that you may be operating is are varied and some may exacerbate the condition to the point where you are unable to function, granted mainly for severe cases. It is a disqualification so the waiver authorities can review each individual to figure out if it may be a concern for that branch of military service.

The risk of contagion is concern, but the risk to the individual is also a concern. The government does not want to put a bunch of money into training an individual, when that individual may not be able to do his/her job.

Since you have been treated and the psoriasis is not active, the chances of a waiver go up at that point. My recommendation would be to continue on with the process, and if by chance you do get a waiver denial then we can talk again and go from there.