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Failed medical

Hi
Apologies if this has been Q&A'd before only there are so many threads on eczema

My son had his medical today. He has very mild eczema which was declared on his application. It's only noticeable by us by touch (slightly rough skin) as it's so under control.

He was told today that as he's been using a prescribed steroid he must be steroid free for a year or two before re applying.
Gutted, but absolutely agree with the rules.
However, what I don't understand is why a medical was arranged if they knew it'd be a non starter.
Has anyone else been stopped for the same reason and what was the outcome.

Thanks for reading.
 

fishhead

War Hero
Hi
Apologies if this has been Q&A'd before only there are so many threads on eczema

My son had his medical today. He has very mild eczema which was declared on his application. It's only noticeable by us by touch (slightly rough skin) as it's so under control.

He was told today that as he's been using a prescribed steroid he must be steroid free for a year or two before re applying.
Gutted, but absolutely agree with the rules.
However, what I don't understand is why a medical was arranged if they knew it'd be a non starter.
Has anyone else been stopped for the same reason and what was the outcome.

Thanks for reading.
I am no expert on this subject but it makes sense to do the medical in case anything else comes up. When the required time period has been completed your lad can pick up where he left off reasonably confident he can get past the medical.
Good luck in the future.
 

MAXtmpu

Midshipman
Make sure your son stays determined to get in (so long as he actually wants to join). I've met a few guys going through recruitment who were made temporarily or even permanently medically unfit who challenged the verdict and ultimately got through to the final stages.

To stay committed to getting in after a medical setback (or any other failure) stinks of determination and a willingness to conquer adversity which comes across very well in interviews etc.

Best of luck going forward.
 
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