Waiver for Asthma and Eczema

J19MD

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Hello all just wanted to provide some hope for those who were disqualified for asthma and eczema. I was disqualified somewhere around October because I checked off the boxes in my initial exam. Due to my liaison officer at USMA telling me it would be best to get a Methacoline challenge test, I went to the hospital around late October.

I passed the test and sent all items to the academies I applied to (USAFA and USMA). No word yet from USMA but two days ago recieved a waiver for both disqualifications. The asthma was waiver on a basis of "essentially resolved using negative objective and bronchoprovication testing".

So, keep your hopes up and pray to pass these test cause the waiver might just come through !
 

Tucker2023

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Do you mind sharing how you went about getting the test done? DS is DQ'd for asthma (wheezes when he gets an upper respiratory infection every couple of years). Need to see about being proactive and getting the test.
 

J19MD

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Do you mind sharing how you went about getting the test done? DS is DQ'd for asthma (wheezes when he gets an upper respiratory infection every couple of years). Need to see about being proactive and getting the test.

I went to the pulmonologist and they performed a Pulminary function test. I had to get a referral from my primary care provider, and that was from a military treatment facility. Then, the pulmonologist gave me yet another referral to the hospital because the MTC test aggravates the lungs. There is a change that one can go into a asthma attack because of the chemicals and complications will arise.

I then had to go back to the pulmonologist to get the readings interpreted, and then I sent it to all the academies.

The whole thing took about two months because of all of the visits. The test is very difficult and even though I haven't taken an inhaler in about a year and never suffered an asthma attack, I was feeling very lightheaded and drained. I used a spirometer thing that patients use after surgeries (the one where you inhale for the max amount) in order to train for it.

Hope that helps
 

J19MD

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How was the waiver process for Eczema?
They did not require any documents and I thought, perhaps mistakenly, that it was a non-issue. I was actually denied a waiver for AFROTC because of eczema, even though I was waived there for asthma as well.

They listed mine as intermediate reoccurant eczema and waived it with no addition info, in conclusion.
 
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