Medical?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Jock, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. 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
     
  2. 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!
     
  3. 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
     
  4. You'll be fine, but don't join submarines 'cos sunshine helps psoriasis.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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???
     
  7. 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)
     
  8. 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
     
  9. :D hehe, will do
     
  10. 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
     
  11. 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
     
  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    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!
     
  13. Thank you Ninja stoker for your comments and information
    all the best cossy
     
  14. 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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