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Thank you! We don't have a Trader Joe's near us but I'm going to start making the journey to the closest one. I think it will be about an hour each way. Ugh. It's worth it though! I found that our local grocery store's brand of whole wheat bread is corn free! Whoo hoo! I can't believe how many foods have corn. Even my "pure vanilla extract" had corn syrup! I had to spend $19 at Williams Sonoma to get a corn free vanilla extract. That's nuts! Do you buy any groceries online? If so, where? I ordered corn free baking powder, powdered sugar, etc. and everything seems so expensive!

Does your daughter wear a medical bracelet? I was told we should buy one because corn is in so many medicines and even in the IV bags. My FIL's friend has a corn allergy and he just had surgery and the hospital had to make special accomodations for him because of the allergy. He couldn't have certain standard medications etc.

I've seen your posts before and your younger daughter reminds me a lot of my older daughter, who just happens to be the one diagnosed with a corn allergy! She's had feeding struggles since birth, suffered from terrible reflux and was on a feeding tube.
 

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: This is overwhelming! Corn is in so many of our foods! Thanks everybody for your help. I really appreciate it!

The store bought corn-free powdered sugar was expensive but I made cream cheese frosting with it and it made a much better frosting. It has tapioca starch instead of corn starch and it was a smoother frosting with a mild taste. Everybody loved it. I should try making it myself in the blender though. What a good idea!

How do I find out which citric acids are made from corn and which from mold? And mold .... ewwww gross! She has mold allergies too but I never thought about mold being used like that!
 

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Wow! Thanks for the links! I would love to chat more with you. My daughter is 5 years old, so she's clearly past the 4 year mark ... I wonder what the chances are that she will outgrow it?

She does not have eczema but I have do and ironically, about two months before her diagnosis, my dermatologist had suggested I have allergy testing. Which, of course, since it was for me and not one of my children, so far I've neglected to do.

I'm finding it easy (relatively) to deal with this in our home, but it's out in the real world that it's difficult. School, restaurants, etc. are so much work. Her school is having a cookies with Santa party and the kids are decorating gingerbread cookies. I'm going to have to bake my own cookies, make my own frosting and find some corn-free candy that is suitable to use as a decoration. She's being really good about giving up a lot of her favorite foods (and frozen corn was literally a daily snack for her!) so I want to make sure I find lots of special alternatives for her.

I'm going to check out those links (thanks again!) and then let's chat more!
 
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