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Is this possible?<br><br>
I've started to think about testing the foods dd (23m) is allergic/sensitive to: dairy, eggs, corn. She's eaten corn on the cob or kernal corn about 6 times with no reaction so she had some Pirate Booty-type snack (that brand but just corn, oil, salt) at a friend's today. By the time we got home she had her olf familiar itchy rash in her diaper area. I had suspected corn *flour* as the culprit, but this seems to confirm it.<br><br>
So what the heck is it made from? A different part of the corn plant?
 

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That's interesting--my ds is dairy/corn sensitive, too, but he only gets the cough when he has something with glucose syrup or baking powder or something else with a corn product that's been processed; I have never noticed it when he eats corn on the cob or popcorn. This doesn't make sense to me; I'll be watching this thread for an answer!
 

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That's interesting. I don't know either. Once we found that out that our dc was allergic to corn (through testing), we cut it out altogether and don't plan to re-introduce it until she's 4. I'll have to let you know then, lol.
 

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we work with an applied kinesiologist for my son's food sensitivities and she has told us at times that he can have fresh corn kernels, but no flour, meal, etc. so for what its worth, it does seem to be the case sometimes that fresh corn is ok but not other forms. can't tell you why though!<br>
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Fresh corn was one of my most favorite foods, a true love of mine. My corn allergy developed within the last year. I haven't had any whole corn since then, but would be willing to sacrifice myself in the name of science to test this once it comes back into season.<br><br>
If you think about it, whole kernel corn passes through the body largly undigested. Corn starch and corn syrup, otoh, has got to be incredibly concentrated-you get a lot of corn in a bit of corn starch! Maybe the combination of digestive issues and dosage makes it so some people can tolerate it straight from the source but not in it's processed versions.<br><br>
Of course, if I'm reacting to the corn starch in my teeny thyroid pill, maybe I'm a super sensitive individual..........
 

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