What are my chances of a qualification?

ToasterGuy

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Hello, I am a senior in High School in the process of applying to the Air Force Academy. I have my medical examination on the 9th of January, and I wanted to know what my chances were.

Asthma: I was hospitalized for an asthma attack when I was two years old, and ever since my doctor has given me an albuterol prescription every year just in case. I have never had an asthma attack since, and I stopped receiving the prescription Sophomore year of high school. I run cross country and have never needed to use an inhaler to do so.

Allergies: I suffer from mild seasonal allergies whose symptoms I can easily control with over the counter medication such as Zyrtec and Flonase. I also have a mild sesame allergy that is non life threatening and results in an upset stomach for an hour or two.

Acne/Eczema: I have mild Acne for which I take a prescription creme (Tazorac). I also had a dry patch on my arm two years ago, and I phoned the doctor asking for a treatment. I received a prescription for an eczema creme which I used to two weeks and never used again, and have never suffered from any eczema like symptoms again either.

I am assuming that I will be a DQ for some or all of these, but after that has been established I would like to know what my chances are.

Thanks for all the help guys.
 

Maplerock

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You are checking all kinds of boxes! No one here can answer these for certain. The eczema may be your biggest hurdle, but there have been waivers granted for all of them. It depends... a case by case basis. If you wear glasses you can add that to the mix. Good luck!
 

ToasterGuy

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Thanks for the insight. Why do you say that the eczema may be my biggest hurdle, it seems to be the most minor of the problems?
 

Maplerock

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Do a forum search on eczema. There are volumes of info. Be sure to update everyone after your fate is decided.
 

5Day

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Air Force is the most difficult branch to get a waiver for eczema. Did you have eczema or was it just dry skin? Does your medical records show a reliable diagnosis of eczema, if eczema is not in your medical records and what you say is accurate,
I also had a dry patch on my arm two years ago, and I phoned the doctor asking for a treatment. I received a prescription for an eczema creme which I used to two weeks and never used again, and have never suffered from any eczema like symptoms again either.
I would not say yes to eczema, but report dry skin that was resolved with cream.
 

ToasterGuy

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Just an update if anyone is still curious.
I received 3 DQ's for Sesame Allergy, Eczema, and Asthma
I had an IGE blood test done for the Sesame Allergy
I went to a dermatologist on my own that was a USAFA grad and had him write a letter explaining how minor my one outbreak was
I the took and passed a Methacholine Challenge test after my spirometry was inconclusive .

Last week I received 3 waivers for all the DQ's
Thanks for all the advice guys!
 
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