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How Do You Do A Corn Allergy Test?


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#1 mommyto2kids

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

Is there a medical way to test for a sensitivity to corn, like we are sensitive to gluten? Please let me know. I can eat some corn things and not other corn things so I'm super confused.
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#2 T.H.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:41 PM

Is there a medical way to test for a sensitivity to corn, like we are sensitive to gluten? Please let me know. I can eat some corn things and not other corn things so I'm super confused.


I don't know of anything that will test a sensitivity, no. However, I know that for some people who react to some corn and not others, the issue turns out to be sulfites. Many corn derived ingredients are processed with a sulfite bath so they make sulfite sensitive folks react.

Plain ears of corn are usually okay with this condition, but something like cornstarch would make a sulfite sensitive person sick.

If that's not the issue, reacting to some corn ingredients and not others might indicate a shared contaminant of some sort in the corn you have issues with.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

Is there a medical way to test for a sensitivity to corn, like we are sensitive to gluten? Please let me know. I can eat some corn things and not other corn things so I'm super confused.

my food allergist said you cant test for sensitivities or intolerances. the only was is yourself, by eliminating if for a certain time, and re eating it to see how you feel, aka elimination diet. they cant however test if your allergic by poking your skin. im having this done in two weeks. good luck :)
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#4 Celiac Mindwarp

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:18 AM

Ah. Sulphites are my next investigation then....
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:31 AM

There is also the possibility that you are reacting to the lectins in the corn, like I do. I can eat highly refined corn as in corn starch or high fructose corn syrup, but any corn-containing food that has any trace of the skin in it - corn on the cob, corn chips, polenta, etc., gives me a gluten-type reaction. The lectins are the plant's defense against birds and insects and are therefore in the outer coating of the kernel.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:47 AM

For me it must be the lectins. At first I could not eat any corn whatsoever. After a little over a year I can now tolerate corn starch but not corn meal. Those are the only two corn products I have tried so far. Thanks for the info, Mushroom. Now I am off to investigate what other foods have lectins.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:52 PM

Buy a fresh ear of sweet corn from the supermarket, peel the husk, cook and eat it.

If you don't react, then it's a cross contamination problem. If you do react, it may be either a corn problem, a way the corn was processed problem, or a lectin problem. Unless it is a Bob's Red Mill product, then it could be an oats cross contamination problem.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

I checked into it, and other high lectin foods don't bother me. I have concluded it is the salicylates in corn that bother me. I know for certain that I am salicylate sensitive. Corn STARCH is low in sals, so I guess that's why I can eat corn starch but not corn meal.
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Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.

Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


#9 ncdave

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

This is also good resource for anyone having trouble with corn,
http://forums.delphi...idingcorn/start
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#10 ScottR13

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

Is there a medical way to test for a sensitivity to corn, like we are sensitive to gluten? Please let me know. I can eat some corn things and not other corn things so I'm super confused.


This test will check to see if your allergic to Corn...

http://www.questdiag...ction?ntc=38140

Make sure your Dr orders the Corn IgG not the Corn IgE. There's a very big difference.
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