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mrs rockman (widow of vet)

Chloracne Or Rosacea- File A Claim Or It Is Too Late?

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Let me start by saying:

I went to my Neurology appointment yesterday and had great news. i do not have Parkinson's Disease, but I do have essential tremors.

The Doc was great and increased my Primidone dose. He even gave me his number and extension to call him as to how I am doing. If I am not getting better, then I can just call him and he will increase the meds again.

While I was there he inquired about my face and asked me about what type of treatment the docs were giving me. I asked him "what treatment, no one has ever mentioned this to me". I had on a ball cap and he still could see my bright red blotchy face.

I have had this for a long time now. In fact, I had some while in Nam, but never thought anything about it and never sought treatment.

It has gotten very bad over the last several several years. At times I look like Rudolph, the red-nose reindeer.

He said that it was either Rosacea or Chloracne.

What should I do, since it has been so long since I was in Nam?

I am thinking about going to my local PCP ( outside doc) and get it checked out. This would be easier than going the 2 hour drive.

Help- I am not too sure what to do. Do I just go and get treatment and ignore the claim altogether?

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I would first find at what it is and what it is attributed to. Then find out if it is a compensation condition. I have had some spots on my face removed by the VA but like you have not filed.

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I would first find at what it is and what it is attributed to. Then find out if it is a compensation condition. I have had some spots on my face removed by the VA but like you have not filed.

I plan to do just that. I want the condition to get treated whether or not it is AO related or not. I have enough conditions that I will be filing with regards to AO exposure, I do not want to file any ones that I do not need to. I have to wait until I see my cardiologist and then pulmonologist before I can get the new diagnostic codes. That will then keep me busy. I am trying to wait until after the first to see if I find out anything on my claims. I do not want to add them right now, for I am afraid it will slow the pending claims down.

Thanks

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Rockman, you need to contact James Cripps. He is the chloracne guru.

You should shoot him a message.

J

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Rockman, you need to contact James Cripps. He is the chloracne guru.

You should shoot him a message.

J

Thanks and I just got thru sending him a message. I do not want to file claims if they are unnecessary, but do want to file if they can be service connected.

Rockman

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