I have Eczema... will this be a problem?

#1
Dear all,

I just did my online medical questionnaire and I answered honestly, that I think I have Eczema. This is purely self-diagnosed and no doctor has ever formally diagnosed it. When winter comes, my skin is very dry and red patches appear. I Googled this condition and I just thought Eczema would best describe the condition. In the meantime, from sports, I have also fractured the top of my left humerus two years ago. This has now fully healed.

With the above, I want to know what my chances are. I don't mind being confined to only certain roles within the army as long as I am doing something. Your views will be greatly appreciated.
 
#5
Dear all,

I just did my online medical questionnaire and I answered honestly, that I think I have Eczema. This is purely self-diagnosed and no doctor has ever formally diagnosed it. When winter comes, my skin is very dry and red patches appear. I Googled this condition and I just thought Eczema would best describe the condition. In the meantime, from sports, I have also fractured the top of my left humerus two years ago. This has now fully healed.

With the above, I want to know what my chances are. I don't mind being confined to only certain roles within the army as long as I am doing something. Your views will be greatly appreciated.
I wouldn't worry too much mate. I once went out with a girl who had really bad eczema all over her body………'cracking' set of tits though!!!


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#6
Dear all,

I just did my online medical questionnaire and I answered honestly, that I think I have Eczema. This is purely self-diagnosed and no doctor has ever formally diagnosed it.
Then you don't have it. This is why doctors spend ages studying, to tell the difference between eczema and a reaction to cheap soap powder/perfumed deodorant
 
#8
Bit of advise that I got told by a long serving soldier when I went to my unit, dont tell the army doctors anything, let them find out for themselves.

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#9
...................Don't listen to this lot of never served wannabe's Adrian!

Eczema isn't a problem.

I know lots of Pizza faced slop jockey's & quite a few RLC barrage balloons that have plukey faces!

You'll be among friends there!
 
#10
...................Don't listen to this lot of never served wannabe's Adrian!

Eczema isn't a problem.

I know lots of Pizza faced slop jockey's & quite a few RLC barrage balloons that have plukey faces!

You'll be among friends there!
Plukes (acne) has got **** all to do with eczema. What he's being told is that if a doctor hasn't said he hasn't got eczema, then he hasn't got eczema.

Personally, I don't plan on going to see a doctor ever again; therefore I don't have, nor will have, anything nasty
 
#11
As I put down that I had eczema (Which is incredibly mild/rare to appear), along with having a bone break a good decade or so back as a kid on that medical form, I've had an e-mail response stating I'll need evidence/letter from a doctor/nurse/consultant to prove I'm actually not a festering sore/spastic thats a liability to the forces if I wish to continue my app.

(No indication if its the eczema, or the bone break, however - so, nice and helpful of course.)

So, theres your answer - don't put it on if you don't want to have to appeal midway through the application.
 
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