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Army with allergies

I really wanna join the army but I have ora allergy syndrome and allergies to nuts. These are exceptionally mild. I have never had an elopement and can eat some of the nuts to a point just not to many of them . Does this stop me joining
The British Society for Allergy and Immunology have a whole page about this here: https://www.bsaci.org/workforce/allergy-in-military/

Apparently if you need to carry an epipen or similar you are likely to be ineligible by the look of it. There may be a case if you are prescribed it but don't need to use it even when having a reaction it sounds like?

Bear in mind they can't guarantee a nut free environment or even nut free meals, particularly while on deployment by the sounds of it. Something to consider for your own sake too.

That said there was a recent(ish) FOIA apparently which showed there were ~1200 serving members with allergies - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/61cc3149d3bf7f1f7ab31473/20210524-FOI04207_Allergies-Response_Redacted.pdf

And an older one more specifically about nut allergies: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a7c0cfced915d01ba1cad3e/PUBLIC_1390984773.pdf
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Original post by Nothingcode1
I really wanna join the army but I have ora allergy syndrome and allergies to nuts. These are exceptionally mild. I have never had an elopement and can eat some of the nuts to a point just not to many of them . Does this stop me joining

The only way to find out is to apply.

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