Old 06-25-2017, 10:18   #1
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How do SF cope with allergies?

Hello,
I was thinking lately (...and I liked it ) about allergies - there are many of them, connected with food, enviroment, metals etc.

As treating the allergy "at home" is +/- easy, the SF people often visit many various places and are being exposed to heterogenous allergens.

My question is
- are there various test taken during service, that indicate allergy to something?
- you are at the Obs Post, all of the sudden one man starts to sneeze, cry, etc - what do You do then? If everyone has anti-allergy drug with him, or Medic applies one?
- if the (wo)man with allergy mentioned above is rotated home, or treated during mission?

Can You describe some cases, or procedures You take?

Sorry for my lack of language skills, greetings from Poland!
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Old 06-25-2017, 13:40   #2
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How do SF cope with allergies?

How do SF cope with allergies?

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Old 06-25-2017, 15:13   #3
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Considering the costs of health care in US, I was totally prepared for such answer
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:17   #4
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I am allergic to peanuts and strawberries. I served 20 years. I just didnt eat peanuts or strawberries like I haven't my whole life. On a few occasions I accidentally ate a cookie with peanut butter in it. Realized it and took a Benadryl. No harm no foul. I have had on occasion seasonal pollen allergies. If it's bad, I take over the counter allergy medication.

Allergies that are too severe, are a disqualification for service.
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Shrimp

Had a guy on our dive team that was allergic to shrimp and other things like that.

His solution was to not eat them.
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Had an 18D student who was allergic to latex. I heard he made a fine commo man.
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