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  1. gah03

    gah03 New Member

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    Hi, I’m a newbie and have a medical question, are the medical rules the same in the army and navy? I’ve been undecided for a while on joining the paras or marines, anyway I chose the paras so that I could go to AFC Harrogate as I’m nearly 16, but I got rejected due to eczema on my hand once 8 years ago, I have appealed but if that fails then I want to apply for the marines. I’ve done some research and all I can find is that you have to be clear from eczema for 3 years, no mention of the hand?
     
  2. Ninja_Stoker

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    Welcome. Generally the medical rules are the same but ultimately it depends on how they are interpreted by the appointed medical examiner.

    If you are three years clear of precription medication, the condition has not re-occurred and there's nowt visible, you should be OK.
     
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  3. Omega

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    Don't see why you should fail the initial medical let alone an appeal. If you are totally free from eczema and prescriptions for over eight years, you should pass the medical.
     
  4. gah03

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    Thank you. My appeal has been rejected even though my GP has wrote that there was never a definite diagnosis of eczema.
    I don’t want to give up so I’m going to appeal again, can anyone give any advice on appealing a second time?
     
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    Sorry to hear the outcome, we cannot advise for Army applicants unfortunately.

    For RN or RM applicants, to appeal, you need supporting, qualified evidence to prove it is something other than diagnosed - be aware, "allergic reactions" are equally a bar to entry.
     
  6. gah03

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    Ok thank you.