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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


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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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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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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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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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