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Old 18 March 2013, 20:26
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Allergies that can keep you out of SF?

Afternoon,

I had a quick question in regards to something that can keep you out of the military/ special forces. I went and talked to a recruiter the other day and told him that I wanted to take the PST for Pararescue. As we were talking I brought up the fact that I have a Penicillin allergy and he stated that this would keep me out of the military all together altho I havent seen it listed anywhere on any website or other forum stating that this allergy would keep you out of the military. If this isnt true and I can still get into the military with the allergy will it keep me out of SF? I am just looking for some clarification and if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 18 March 2013, 20:33
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As we were talking I brought up the fact that I have a Penicillin allergy and he stated that this would keep me out of the military all together altho I havent seen it listed anywhere on any website or other forum stating that this allergy would keep you out of the military. If this isnt true and I can still get into the military with the allergy will it keep me out of SF?
I am allergic to PCN, and I have been in US Army Special Forces for 17 years, and the Army knew before I enlisted that I had the allergy. I can't speak for USAF Pararescue.

Recommend you speak to a different recruiter.
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Old 18 March 2013, 21:48
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Not true unless you were intubated / resuscitated secondary to anaphylaxis from PCN; And then you would need a waiver. Not from the PCN allergy, but from the intubation and resuscitation. Otherwise, not an issue.
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Old 19 March 2013, 01:14
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Ive only just had an allergy too it.... I never had a full blown anaphylaxic reaction. I just get rashes and a little bit of swelling in the face and hands. My hope was that this wasnt going to keep me out of the SF community. I have an appointment with my doctor soon to have a test to see if im still allergic or not seeing as how its been a few years.
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Old 21 March 2013, 03:31
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I had full blown clonic tonic seizures when I came in contact with a reflective belt ..and the mention of NCOES schools make me break out in hives (I carry an epi pen and a cortical-steroid with me every where I go) ... I had to sneak away to the guard to reduce my exposure

... my resistance is increasing but I must take caution when interacting with them... or maybe its just the flora that grows on ardennes
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Old 21 March 2013, 10:51
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I had full blown clonic tonic seizures when I came in contact with a reflective belt ..and the mention of NCOES schools make me break out in hives (I carry an epi pen and a cortical-steroid with me every where I go) ... I had to sneak away to the guard to reduce my exposure

... my resistance is increasing but I must take caution when interacting with them... or maybe its just the flora that grows on ardennes
Buffer wax does the same thing to me. Trick is to premedicate.
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Old 21 March 2013, 19:56
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I'm fairly certain I'm allergic to Camp Mackall...
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Old 22 March 2013, 09:43
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I'm fairly certain I'm allergic to Camp Mackall...
I'm not allergic to CM however, SERE is another story...

Good luck young man and stay safe.
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Old 22 March 2013, 18:35
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I would say being allergic to work would take you out of the running!
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