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Old 06-10-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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This is a question I want to ask my recruiter, but I'm not even sure I should ask. My face, palms, and feet sweat excessively. It's been that way at the age of nine. I guess it never really bothered me until now. Whenever I go out there's always a rag in the palm of my hand. Sometimes its so hot at times my palms look like I went running or even went for a swim. Asking the people at MEPS is even out of the question. They're always finding ways to get someone disqualified. Other than that I'm healthy, so I can't complain.
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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Gonna be real tough on a miles long foot marches with excessively sweating feet.
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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This is a question I want to ask my recruiter, but I'm not even sure I should ask. My face, palms, and feet sweat excessively. It's been that way at the age of nine. I guess it never really bothered me until now. Whenever I go out there's always a rag in the palm of my hand. Sometimes its so hot at times my palms look like I went running or even went for a swim. Asking the people at MEPS is even out of the question. They're always finding ways to get someone disqualified. Other than that I'm healthy, so I can't complain.
Zip lip. Do not ask.
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Old 06-10-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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It's your health. Don't you think the risk of dehydration from a medical condition while performing routine boot camp exercise is worth at least speaking to a doctor?
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:25 PM
 
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It's your health. Don't you think the risk of dehydration from a medical condition while performing routine boot camp exercise is worth at least speaking to a doctor?
I got checked out at MEPS, and I have no medical conditions. However, I was wondering if I should mention it to my recruiter. I don't think it's a big deal, and don't think it's worth mentioning. I am going to see a doctor, and evaluate my options from there.

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Old 06-10-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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It's your health. Don't you think the risk of dehydration from a medical condition while performing routine boot camp exercise is worth at least speaking to a doctor?
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I got checked out at MEPS, and I have no medical conditions. However, I was wondering if I should mention it to my recruiter. I don't think it's a big deal, and don't think it's worth mentioning. I am going to see a doctor, and evaluate my options from there.
Once you go to the doctor you may have to tell your recruiter and MEPS. If you don't have a medical condition that requires immediate attention, don't go. Everyone will be sweating in boot camp. Forget about it and move forward. You're more likely to sabotage your military career before it even starts by sweating (no pun intended) the little things.

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Old 06-11-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Once you go to the doctor you may have to tell your recruiter and MEPS. If you don't have a medical condition that requires immediate attention, don't go. Everyone will be sweating in boot camp. Forget about it and move forward. You're more likely to sabotage your military career before it even starts by sweating (no pun intended) the little things.
Sound advice.

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Old 06-11-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OP, if you go to the doctor and get diagnosed with hyperhidrosis you will be disqualified.

From DODI 6130.03- g. Current or history of severe hyperhidrosis of hands or feet (705.2, 780.8) unless controlled
by topical medications.


So, this may not be a long term DQ, but you'd have to get topical medications, wait and see if they work, and then you'd need an SG waiver. This will be a long process and if the topical medications don't work, you're screwed.

A doctor is very likely to diagnose you because this is based on how you report your symptoms, not based on a lab test. If you go to the doctor and describe hyperhidrosis symptoms, you're going to make life difficult.

If you were my applicant I'd tell you to wait until you were in. If you've gone this long without medical treatement, do you really NEED it now??
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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Gonna be real tough on a miles long foot marches with excessively sweating feet.
You have a point, but sometimes its worth the risk. I worked too hard to just give up and quit, especially after making it this far. People take the simple things in life for granted. One day I would like to wear a pair of flip flops, and not worry about my feet sweating, sign a document without worry about soaking it, or even have a conversation without wiping sweat off my face. It can be frustrating at times, but I manage. If I keep worrying about my flaws I would never accomplish anything. Everytime I fall I get right back up, and keep going.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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OP, if you go to the doctor and get diagnosed with hyperhidrosis you will be disqualified.

From DODI 6130.03- g. Current or history of severe hyperhidrosis of hands or feet (705.2, 780.8) unless controlled
by topical medications.


So, this may not be a long term DQ, but you'd have to get topical medications, wait and see if they work, and then you'd need an SG waiver. This will be a long process and if the topical medications don't work, you're screwed.

A doctor is very likely to diagnose you because this is based on how you report your symptoms, not based on a lab test. If you go to the doctor and describe hyperhidrosis symptoms, you're going to make life difficult.

If you were my applicant I'd tell you to wait until you were in. If you've gone this long without medical treatement, do you really NEED it now??
You're absolutely right I managed without going to a doctor. I even participated in gym everyday, and it wasn't a big issue. Eventhough my palms sweat I make cards and love to draw. I even did my sisters, friends, and families hair, so I guess its not a big deal. After I complete the process I'm going to go to the doctor, and look into topical medication. Will I be able to take it to basic? Would getting a prescription for it help?
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