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Postby taxico » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 5:01 pm

corn allergies doesn't just manifest in the form of stomach upsets... (unfortunately)

i've seen some patients with (usually something to do with itch and the skin, like) very bad rashes or just various aches and pains in the body.

and the luck of the draw dictates when it may lead to respiratory problems or other life-threatening forms of anaphylaxis.

however if she is corn intolerant, then... that's less severe and may not manifest in minute quantities (might be what jap is thinking of).

the only way to tell between the two is to have an ige test. with a doctor.

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Postby ozchick » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 8:56 pm

jpatokal wrote:
taxico wrote:there will be corn protein (residual) left in the finished product, so there's no way to tell unless it's specifically written CORN FREE. this isn't happening anytime soon.

This is quite true. However -- and ozchick, correct me if I'm wrong -- your allergy is not like a peanut allergy, where one whiff of peanut swells your head up into a basketball and you need to be rushed to the ER. Instead, if your "allergy" just means getting an upset stomach from eating corn-based foods, then the minute amounts of corn residue left in industrial glucose are way too small to have any impact, and you can quite safely ignore them.
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Postby ozchick » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 10:40 am

jpatokal wrote:
taxico wrote:there will be corn protein (residual) left in the finished product, so there's no way to tell unless it's specifically written CORN FREE. this isn't happening anytime soon.

This is quite true. However -- and ozchick, correct me if I'm wrong -- your allergy is not like a peanut allergy, where one whiff of peanut swells your head up into a basketball and you need to be rushed to the ER. Instead, if your "allergy" just means getting an upset stomach from eating corn-based foods, then the minute amounts of corn residue left in industrial glucose are way too small to have any impact, and you can quite safely ignore them.


Yeah taxico is right. Corn can be left in the finished product if the glucose is originally made from corn, and unfortunately we usually don't know what it's made from cos the packaging doesn't usually say. But my symptoms are a cylical allergy. Sinus pain and pressure in sinuses 'apparently' related to my allergy to corn (and 4 other foods). The reaction can be much later after eating it and is a gradual thing- 'apparently'. Not sure I believe any of this nonsense. But when one suffers from sinus pressure as much as I do, I have no choice but to join the 'witch-hunt' for relief- and this is what they're telling me, both the ENT and the allergy specialists. Mm......still have doubts about all this...I was never allergic to this stuff when I was tested twice in Oz. So how can I be allergic to it now ? :?
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Postby taxico » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 1:50 pm

well... symptoms of allergies can develop over time, and disappear with time... there really isn't much advice i can dispense.

you can perhaps look toward alternative medicine/therapies for some relief (if you have health problems, make sure your regular doc thinks this is okay first).

short of getting an intensive scratch test OR dealing with the symptoms when they pop up, you're best avoiding all the previously mentioned foods.

good luck. btw, on the other topic about your daughter... she needs to be on oral medication to get better; therapy alone does not help for such cases.

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Postby ozchick » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 7:24 pm

taxico wrote:well... symptoms of allergies can develop over time, and disappear with time... there really isn't much advice i can dispense.

you can perhaps look toward alternative medicine/therapies for some relief (if you have health problems, make sure your regular doc thinks this is okay first).

short of getting an intensive scratch test OR dealing with the symptoms when they pop up, you're best avoiding all the previously mentioned foods.

good luck. btw, on the other topic about your daughter... she needs to be on oral medication to get better; therapy alone does not help for such cases.


Well well taxico- I can only presume you are a doctor or have had experience in these matters. You are right. Have PM'd you and thanks !
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