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So I have searched this forum for information on corn intolerance. And while I have gotten very good information, I still have questions for some of you who have this. I think I am corn intolerant. I keep a food journal and after I eat food with corn in it, I get bloated, sleepy, and I get stomach pain. I know it is not soy or rice. It still may be milk, but I doubt it (my mom and other members of my family also have difficulty with corn).

So I guess I just need a little guidance on where to start. It just seems like corn is in absolutely everything and I am kind of overwhelmed.

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So I have searched this forum for information on corn intolerance. And while I have gotten very good information, I still have questions for some of you who have this. I think I am corn intolerant. I keep a food journal and after I eat food with corn in it, I get bloated, sleepy, and I get stomach pain. I know it is not soy or rice. It still may be milk, but I doubt it (my mom and other members of my family also have difficulty with corn).

So I guess I just need a little guidance on where to start. It just seems like corn is in absolutely everything and I am kind of overwhelmed.

Hi Monica:

I am a corn intolerant; if possible I get even more bloating from corn than from wheat but it is a different kind of reaction, without the nausea and after effects. I can however tolerate small quantities of corn without problem; it is only when I overdo it that I suffer terribly. For example, I can tolerate corn starch as an ingredient in some flour blends, and can tolerate corn as a filler in medications, but just a couple of slices of a loaf of bread made with less processed corn (maize meal) as an ingredient really set me off. Corn was one of my first recognized intolerances, and for me masked the fact that gluten was a problem. It was only when I began reacting so badly to pasta that I realized that.

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I can tolerate very little corn, and yes, it's in everything. I save my ration for salad dressings and such when eating out, everything else I make from scratch.

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I thought I could tolerate corn again after omitting it from my diet for a whole year. I don't get GI symptoms from it anymore except for bloating. Like Jestgar, I don't cook with it (I do most everything from scratch) or eat it at home but do get the Lemon Chicken at PF Changs occasionally in which the chicken is dredged in cornstarch.

I did so this weekend and was bloated for 2 days but it was worth it :D

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I thought I could tolerate corn again after omitting it from my diet for a whole year. I don't get GI symptoms from it anymore except for bloating. Like Jestgar, I don't cook with it (I do most everything from scratch) or eat it at home but do get the Lemon Chicken at PF Changs occasionally in which the chicken is dredged in cornstarch.

I did so this weekend and was bloated for 2 days but it was worth it :D

Yeah I am just worried that it is going to be that much harder to eat... especially since after going gluten free fairly successfully (I'm human - I've made my share of mistakes along the way ;) ), Mexican food was a staple in my house, along with polenta. I know I can handle it but I am so intimidated!

Does anyone else have BM problems with corn?

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There was a boy at my daughter's school who couldn't have corn, but in his case it caused skin rashes.

You might try a naturopath and ask them for an IgG allergy test. These types of allergies are what some people call intolerances. It is done via a blood test.

My daughter used to be allergic to gluten, bananas, dairy and eggs. She has since outgrown these things, but eggs was borderline. She was told she could have eggs once a week and the other things twice a week but not on consecutive days. The fear is that if she eats them too often, the allergy will come back. Alas, she is still very much allergic to wheat so she still eats a lot of gluten-free food, but can now have things like barley or malt in cereals on occasion. Makes things a little easier.

Alas, I think children are more prone to outgrowing these allergies than adults are. In my case it was almonds, eggs and dairy. I figured out the egg part on my own. Since then, I knowingly and deliberately ate a crumb of cheese and had a bad reaction. I've also found shreds of cheese in my food in a restaurant and perhaps had a bite of vegetables with butter on them. Oddly the butter didn't seem to cause a reaction, but maybe there wasn't really butter there at all. I didn't ask. The cheese gets me everytime though! And I once spaced out and licked a knife with almond butter on it before daughter developed the almond allergy. She was eating almond butter pretty much every day. My throat began to itch.

Had a similar itchy throat from pistachios. Allergist thought in those cases it was OAS (oral allergy syndrome) where the body mistakes the food for a pollen.

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I am on a corn free diet as of right now. I think I'm going to wait 2-3 more months and start eating it again. I am not sure if I am sensitive to it or not, but I thought it would be a good idea to give it up (along with dairy and soy) for awhile to aid healing. It's definitely not in everything.. you just can't eat processed foods.. which I don't anyway.

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My accupuncturist used to tell me that corn adds alot of weight around the middle of women and I never really believed her until recently. Since being gluten-free, corn free--basicly grain free, I have lost a ton of bloat around the midsection and I feel soooooooooooo much better. I use nut meal and nut flour along with arrowroot root when coating anything I bake. I put the broiler on to crisp it up a bit.--Its a great low carb and very healthy--If you can eat nuts--I use blanched almonds and walnuts.

I thought it would be hard, but I am finding going grain free easy!!!! thats coming from someone who loves carbs.

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I've really cut out most of the grains but I thought corn was one of those things I was oK with. I had corn last week while I was out and had some incredible swelling in my feet and legs. My ankle was sore too. Maybe since you are all mentioning bloat I should be more careful. I guess that includes popcorn...

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Has anyone had a problem with their scalp after eating corn? I had a form of dermatitis on scalp they were cyst like puss filled bumps all over my scalp and eyebrows. Gross - I know! But they stopped when I took corn from my diet. My doctors are stumped. I had been on many antibiotics that worked only for a short time. Tetricycline (not sure how to spell it) made it worse and it spread all over my body! Corn is gone and my scalp is now clear. I do have the occasional problem with acne on my face... still trying to find the cause of that!

Any Input is appreciated! :)

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A little update:

I have been almost corn free for a few days now and WOW. I feel 110% better! My reasoning for not eating corn was a touch superficial in the beginning (I did it because of bloating), but I have come to realize that other maladies have lessened: I didn't need a nap when I got home from work the last two days! That may or may not have anything to do with corn, but I'm a glass half full type of gal :)

In response to Jennie J:

My scalp ALWAYS itches. And I randomly get bumps on it - albeit not pus filled ones. That being said, I always thought it was DH (like on my arms, legs, and chest), but maybe it has to do with corn, too?? My mom gets them, too, and one thing that helps her is Nizoral (I'm not sure how to spell that) - but that particular shampoo did not help me. It could be worth a shot, though.

Anyway, thanks for the tips everyone! They were very much appreciated!! ;)

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Has anyone had a problem with their scalp after eating corn? I had a form of dermatitis on scalp they were cyst like puss filled bumps all over my scalp and eyebrows. Gross - I know! But they stopped when I took corn from my diet. My doctors are stumped. I had been on many antibiotics that worked only for a short time. Tetricycline (not sure how to spell it) made it worse and it spread all over my body! Corn is gone and my scalp is now clear. I do have the occasional problem with acne on my face... still trying to find the cause of that!

Any Input is appreciated! :)

I get psoriasis like sores all over my scalp and face (eyebrows, upper lip) whenever I ingest Corn. I have eledel (sp)cream which helps a little. Avoiding all forms of corn has been the most successful. As gross as it sounds, when the sores get really bad on my scalp, the only way I have found to soothe them is to dye my hair. Crazy, but it works!

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If you're crazy I am too. Whenever any of my scalp conditions gets out of control, there's no cure like a dye job!

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So I posted a thread on my issue with corn.

I have issues with loose corn or grits, but not chips...have ya'll noticed an inconsistency there??

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