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Corn Starch Allergy Symptoms
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
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
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
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
I have oral allergy syndrome. If I'm intolerant of orchard (potatoes), does that include the starch or just the protein from the real food? : (
Here r my symptoms, feels like punched in stomach, starch foods feel like they stick, right side rib area hurts to shoulder, stom feels like in chest?
Gerd: You may have severe acid-peptic disease. Consult your family physician ir a gastro-enterologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals. 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
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
Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...Read more
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
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
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
Most likely: Especially the starches, and add exercise.Get a more detailed answer ›
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more
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