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Doctor insights on: Corn Starch Allergy Symptoms

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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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Is there a test for starch allergy's? Are there treatments for starch allergy's (other then simply avoiding them)?

Is there a test for starch allergy's? Are there treatments for starch allergy's (other then simply avoiding them)?

Not really: There is no test for starch allergy per se. There are skin tests and blood tests for certain foods that may contain starch like potato and grains. These tests are for IgE mediated allergies which cause symptoms like hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, GI symptoms, etc. No treatment other than avoidance at this time. ...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 happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

What happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

Carb excess...: Eating corn starch is similar to eating sugar, because corn starch is a simple carbohydrate that gets broken down into sugar as digestion occurs. So, one would get excessive carbs, which is not good for the body. Craving corn starch is harmful only in that it causes anxiety (due to craving something all the time), but is not so bad because the person is only craving, not eating. ...Read more

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Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects?

Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects?

Corn starch: Nothing that I know of, but seeing your primary are to inspect the area my lead to some clues as to other treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 8 months pregnant and I just started eating corn starch is that a bad thing?

Hi I'm 8 months pregnant and I just started eating corn starch is that a bad thing?

Maybe: If you are eating a well balanced diet, it probably will not hurt you. However, it is pure carbohydrate. The baby needs more than carbs. Eating to many carbs while pregnant, may bring on diabetes associated with pregnancy, which is not good for you or the baby. However, I have seen a lot of women eat strange thing while pregnant and both do fine. ...Read more

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I really want to eat corn starch but I'm pregnant is there anything else I can eat instead?

I really want to eat corn starch but I'm pregnant is there anything else I can eat instead?

Iron deficient: Craving to eat corn starch is supposed to be a warning that your needs for iron are not being met. Same for ice. I didn't believe it until it happened to me from donating blood and forgetting to supplement. Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes. ...Read more

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I eat corn starch like everyday, is it bad for me? Does that mean I could possibly be pregnant?

I eat corn starch like everyday, is it bad for me? Does that mean I could possibly be pregnant?

If you had: Unprotected sex then you may be pregnant. There are home pregnancy tests available and a doctor can perform a blood test for you. This is the best way to know if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Is pure corn starch effective in preventing armpits from smelling badly, or should I stick with baby powder?

Is pure corn starch effective in preventing armpits from smelling badly, or should I stick with baby powder?

? why not deodorant?: If you have the androgen (hormonal) effect on your armpits that leads to body odor, a deodorant, with or without an anti-perspirant is the obvious solution. Corn starch will drop perceived moisture a bit but retain it & set up an interesting feeding table for body germs. Baby powder, (talc+perfume)) is less likely to feed germs but not likely to reduce body odor effectively., . ...Read more

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What to do if I got jock itch but we don't have any corn starch?

What to do if I got jock itch but we don't have any corn starch?

Medication.: You could buy an over the counter anti fungal cream available at any pharmacy. Corn starch is not recommended for this problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I got jock itch and I know that corn starch will cure it but we don't have any will baby powder work?

What to do if I got jock itch and I know that corn starch will cure it but we don't have any will baby powder work?

Not really: Though baby powder will help absorb excess moisture you really need to use a topical antifungal to treat the condition ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks and eat corn starch is that harmful to my baby?

I'm 35 weeks and eat corn starch is that harmful to my baby?

Unlikely to be a pbm: Your body sorts through what you eat & only gives baby whats/he needs. Your choice in odd intake should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I have a problem with eating starchy things first I had an addiction with baby powder then rice now corn starch what could be wrong?

I have a problem with eating starchy things first I had an addiction with baby powder then rice now corn starch what could be wrong?

Pica (adult): This is more often seen in children, but it's not too different. Have a very thorough set of lab work to determine deficiencies to address. Also, specialist psychologists can help break the attractions with behavior mod, hypnosis, etc. But there may be a nutrient you crave. It can take time, but it can be good to take corrective action. Best! ...Read more

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Is resistant starch healthy?

Is resistant starch healthy?

Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals.[1] Resistant starch is considered the third type of dietary fiber, as it can deliver some of the benefits of insoluble fiber and some of the benefits of soluble fiber. It is considered a beneficial carbohydrate, but has calories like anything else. ...Read more

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Can Eating Corn starch Make your baby big?

Can Eating Corn starch Make your baby big?

No effect: Unless you just eat all starches, meaning carbohydrates and gain a lot of weight or have gestational diabetes it should have no effect on your babies weight. It may cause you problems with your health ad weight. ...Read more

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Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...Read more

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Is starch as bad as sugar?

Is starch as bad as sugar?

Starch vs Sugar: Lot of debate concerning this on the Internet. Neither are "bad", both are eventually broken down in our body to small chain sugars which fuel the body. So we need sugars to survive. The problem is the simpler the sugar that goes in the body the less energy it takes to be broken down to these small chains so there is an excess which is stored as fat. So foods with complex sugars and starches do this. ...Read more

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Does tapioca starch contain low carbs?

Does tapioca starch contain low carbs?

No: 1/4 cup of tapioca starch contains 26 g of carbs and no fiber. This is even higher than white wheat flour with 24 g of carbs and ...Read more

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Are potatoes and starches constipating?

Are potatoes and starches constipating?

In some, yes: In some people, these can be constipating. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids if eating them. ...Read more

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How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

You can't: That would be like trying to remove the water from the ocean. They are starches. Eat sensibly, exercise, and make friends with athletes who will guide your lifestyle ...Read more

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Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

The whole package: Look at the whole package. When you eat fruit, you get other great things (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to name a few) which make your body strong. ...Read more

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How can you quit a no starch (no carb diet) without gaining weight?

How can you quit a no starch (no carb diet) without gaining weight?

No Carb?: I am not sure a no carb diet is good for you. You can increase your carbohydrates but place a limit on the number of grams that you intake a day. 60 grams is a good number in my opinion. ...Read more

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Which would be a better energy source in the long run-- cooked starch or fats?

Which would be a better energy source in the long run-- cooked starch or fats?

Energy.: If you're looking for energy for the day, complex carbohydrates would be the way to go. Healthy meal every three hours or so, containing complex carbohydrates and fiber. And always eat breakfast - starts the day right. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to make stir fry dinner or to keep the meat/starch/veg separate?

Is it healthier to make stir fry dinner or to keep the meat/starch/veg separate?

no difference: There may be some nutritional variation, but not significant for general medicine. Naturopathy feels differently, but this is an alternative area. ...Read more

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