Will mild acne disqualify me?

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  1. Aindreas

    Aindreas New Member

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    Hello. I have very mild acne on my face and back. I was wondering if this would get me disqualified, as I have heard stories from other people being turned away for acne
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    It is not the mild acne that usually causes the DQ. It is the medication associated with it, specifically Accutane. Severe acne can be an issue however.
    If you search the forum, you will find numerous threads on the topic.

    If you are not currently using meds, then you may be okay.

    Here are some old threads:
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/allergy-and-acne-disqualify-me.53957/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/what-about-super-mild-acne.2761/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/accutane-and-the-application.52729/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/dodmerb-question.52184/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...tane-during-time-of-medical-evaluation.42279/
     
  3. brob

    brob Member

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    Many teenagers have acne and mild to even moderate shouldn't be a problem.