Medical?

Jock

Midshipman
Hi,

I'm looking into joining the Royal Marines but I have one problem.

I have psoriasis.
Mine is NOT the stress related version, its genetic.

I only have it on my head and a rare small bit here and there, so its very very mild.

Its been away for years, then it came back to what I have now and its been stable for say 2/3 years.




Basically, am i f*#&*d ??? or would the Doc. take a look at each case separately?
Like I said, its genetic not stress related and its very mild.

I have sent a letter to the recruitment Sgt. here in Edinburgh but waiting a reply, thought id ask here to.

Cheers lads,
Jock
 

Darkershadeofblu

Lantern Swinger
I'm not a medic but have suffered with this for years and the docs have never raised an eyebrow. They will offer you various lotions and shampoos free of prescription charges, so take your time in finding the right one for you. I don't think this will hold up your application and hopefully subsequent interview. Good luck!
 
You will have no probs,, I am sure, I have a very mild form , didnt cause a problem at all, dont worry and goodluck

RB
 

Jock

Midshipman
Thanks for the replys.

wardmaster - Yep, it sure does.
I'm hoping to specialize (after the two years as commando on general duty's etc) as either PTI or Mil Police.
 

andym

War Hero
Ahhhhh those heady days of PUVA and coverint Psoritic lesions with Lassars Paste then togging the poor sod up in a Tubegauze suit!!!And didnt that Coal Tar stuff you put in the bath stink???
 

Jock

Midshipman
Think I still have some of that Coal Tar in a tube somewhere, didn't really work.

I had that UAV-B treatment about 5 years ago, worked a treat (which is why I dont have it on my body now)
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
Jock said:
Think I still have some of that Coal Tar in a tube somewhere, didn't really work.

I had that UAV-B treatment about 5 years ago, worked a treat (which is why I dont have it on my body now)
If you do get in try to get to Lympstonia(CTCRM) in the summer you can then get lots of bronzing in in the 1/4 hour of free time you get every day
 

foxtrot

Badgeman
Get yourself some Nizarol (in a pinkish bottle) use it twice a week and get some Poly-Tar for the other times you wash your hair.
In 2 weeks it'll be gone and then make sure you use head and shoudlers. I had a mild form once and it worked wonders, never had problems since (unless youv tried all this stuff of course)
Best of luck mate
 

cossy

Newbie
Anyone out there who can give me advice about joining the marines with a so called medical condition ezemia( bad spelling ( Anyway medical discharge from the army in sept 07 after 8 weeks phase 2 training. NCO notice a small scatch on my arm sent me to mo end of career in the infrantry , reason for asking here read the replys to the lad with psorgsis
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
cossy said:
Anyone out there who can give me advice about joining the marines with a so called medical condition ezemia( bad spelling ( Anyway medical discharge from the army in sept 07 after 8 weeks phase 2 training. NCO notice a small scatch on my arm sent me to mo end of career in the infrantry , reason for asking here read the replys to the lad with psorgsis
Welcome to Rum Ration.

To be discharged from the Army with eczema (?), the "small scratch" must have been a fairly significant inflammation to be noticed in the first place & sufficiently debilitating to be medically discharged in the second.

In order to proceed with an application to join the Royal Marines, you need to bring your Army "Red Book" to your nearest AFCO (Details upon transferring to the RN/RM posted as a sticky in LINK: Newbies Forum).

As you were medically discharged, your former medical documents will be obtained from the Army (with your permission) & a request for permission to process your application forwarded to the Naval Medical specialist in that particular field. If necessary, you may have a specialist Medical to ascertain the extent & severity of your condition & to verify your medical suitability for service.

It is definitely worth applying, but you need to be aware that medical standards between the 3 services are very similar & often a medical condition needs to have either been completely cured or clear of re-occurrence by quite some time before before you are considered eligible to re-apply.

Good Luck!
 

andym

War Hero
There is a new treatment or Scalp psoriasis called etrivex,its a shampoo that you apply to dry hair then 15 mins later wash out.You can use your regular shampoo afterwards.Dont forget also the Vit D3 analogues such as Tacalcitol and Calcipotriol for the body plaques.
 
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