Hello all, I want to start off by thanking you for taking time to read a little about my situation. I have ran into a little curve in the road and need help. All my life I've wanted to serve in the military. I got a job as a firefighter when I was 18 (now 24) so its kind of been on the back burner. Long story short im healthy, qualified and ready to go. I noticed filling out my paperwork that eczema is disqualifying. That kind of disheartend me as I thought I had that (very mild, treated with body lotion at the most for about ten years). I went to the dermatologist and he stated that I don't have eczema, but I have saborheic dermatitis and hand dermatitis. Now I know the saborheic dermatitis (skin dandruff, very mild) is no issue. My hand dermatitis is my cause for concern. I ride an ambulance so therefore I wash my hands with strong soaps which causes very minor redness on my hands from time to time. I treat it with otc hand lotion and its unnoticable unless I point it out. My question is will this inevitably withhold me from serving? My dermatologist wrote my recruiter a letter stating my situation and that I will have no issues. Will this help at all? Any advice would be great. Like I said it's very mild and easily controlled. It wouldn't be an issue if I didn't use heavily concentrated soaps. Thanks for reading my long spill and god bless you all! Any advice helps!
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