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Anyone's child allergic to corn nuts? Are corn nuts a corn or a nut?

Anyone's child allergic to corn nuts?  Are corn nuts a corn or a nut?

Corn: Corn nuts are fried or baked whole corn kernels. Check the ingredient list. Corn is a less common but well known allergen. See your doctor to discuss the symptoms you are seeing and discuss further testing or treatment. ...Read more

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?

8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?

Milk Allergy: Allergies are due to a reaction to protein. Corn is a starch or carbohydrate. If you infant reacted to nutra, it would not be from reacting to the starch. I assume the reaction was either eczema or bloody stools, not gas or a change in stools. If the reaction was not eczema or bloody stools, your baby may be intolerant and not allergic. ...Read more

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What types of flour can I use to make breads and such if allergic to wheat, corn, soy, eggs, and peanuts?

Potato, rice: You can use rye, potato, rice , tapioca flours etc. Log on foodallergy.Org to get helpful hints and send me a loaf of your finished product for tasting :). ...Read more

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What "corn substitute" can a child with corn allergies eat?

What "corn substitute" can a child with corn allergies eat?

Www.foodallergy.org: From the food allergy and anaphylaxis newtwork website: allergic reactions to corn are rare and a relatively small number of case reports can be found in medical literature. However, the reports do indicate that reactions to corn can be severe. Reactions to corn can occur from both raw and cooked corn. Individuals who are indeed allergic to corn may also react to corn and grass pollen. ...Read more

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Is there a difference to respiratory allergy to corn vs consumption? Creamed corn, canned corn and popcorn seem to be triggers. Eating makes me ill.

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Is there a difference to respiratory allergy to corn vs consumption?  Creamed corn, canned corn and popcorn seem to be triggers. Eating makes me ill.

Corn allergy: the corn grain is the biggest pollen particle in the plant kingdom, so it cannot be inhaled, rather ingested and some people do have allergy to corn when ingested in any form. See an allergist for evaluation/confirmation, avoid corn for now, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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What kind of allergy free foods can I eat that has no gluten, soy, rice, corn or dairy?

What kind of allergy free foods can I eat that has no gluten, soy, rice, corn or dairy?

Food allergy: You really need to determine first if you are allergic to all the items you listed , consult an allerkgist, a good resource is foodallergy.Org to find approprite foods to eat. ...Read more

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How to test for gmo corn allergy?

How to test for gmo corn allergy?

Cannot: You cannot test for allergy to GMO corn versus regular corn. Testing can only tell if you are allergic to corn in general. ...Read more

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What are allergies to corn dust?

What are allergies to corn dust?

ODTS: Grain dusts (including corn) when inhaled can lead to significant respiratory symptoms including organic dust toxic syndrome (odts) and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (allergic type of pneumonia). These syndromes are usually seen in farmers and others who work in agriculture. It is not related to eating or cooking corn. Nor is it related to pollen from corn plants. ...Read more

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I tested positive to turkey, potato, sweet potato, rice, rye, pecans, crab, shrimp. Allergist eliminated wheat and corn to feel better. Correlation?

I tested positive to turkey, potato, sweet potato, rice, rye, pecans, crab, shrimp. Allergist eliminated wheat and corn to feel better. Correlation?

Test v reaction: The presence of a positive skin test to food only means sensitization and not necessarily causing an allergic reaction to that food. The larger the size of the ST,, the more likely a reaction would occur. If you feel better with elimination of corn and wheat, you should avoid them. A double-blind food challenge may be in order. Were ST to wheat & corn strongly positive? ...Read more

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Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Neither: There is no evidence that any of those dietary restrictions are helpful during pregnancy. Avoiding excessive weight gain is great, but your goal for weight gain depends on your starting weight. If you are already obese (BMI > 30), then you should gain very little weight during the pregnancy, and eating a low calorie, low carb diet can help. You should NOT try to lose weight, though! ...Read more

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Which is healthier: whole wheat or corn tortillas?

Which is healthier: whole wheat or corn tortillas?

Whole Wheat Flour: Whole wheat is more healthy as it contains less fat, more fiber, more calcium, less sodium, and more protein. ...Read more

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What can be used to replace diet staples our kids must now avoid since one is allergic: rice, wheat, corn, soy, tomato, and peanuts?

See Nutritionist: For patients with multiple food allergies it can be quite challenging to find foods to eat. A good source for nutrition and alternative would be a nutritionist or dietician. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to completely avoid drinks with high fructose corn syrup?

Is it advisable to completely avoid drinks with high fructose corn syrup?

Not necessarily: You are unlikely to be "allergic" to this sugar and although it has a high calorie to sweetness ratio it is just a simple food source. A diet composed of high quality carbohydrates fats and proteins is likely to support the healthiest lifestyle. However, an occasional intake of this sugar source is of no consequence to most. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to be allergic to onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peaches and eggs? I also have inhalant, dust, mold and pollen allergies.

Is it unusual to be allergic to onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peaches and eggs? I also have inhalant, dust, mold and pollen allergies.

Yes: This number of allergies is not common. Someone with these problems requires an evaluation by a specialist in allergy and immunology to identify if you are truly allergic to these things or if there is some other potential problem. ...Read more

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Is it better to use sugar or corn syrup when cooking?

Is it better to use sugar or corn syrup when cooking?

No difference.: Your body processes sugar the same ways, regardless of the form in which it is consumed. So sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, honey: all are just simple carbs. ...Read more

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What foods can you eat with wheat allergy?

What foods can you eat with wheat allergy?

Celiac disease diet: Have you been diagnosed with celiac diease? If so, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye. Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more

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What sublingual and oral desensitization are available for those with starch allergy's?

What sublingual and oral desensitization are available for those with starch allergy's?

None: There is no FDA approved treatment for food allergy although researches are being done on oral desensitization. Avoidance is the key. Incidentally allergy to starch must be very rare . Do note that some flour and starch may be contaminated with mites which may be the cause for the allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more