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7 years & above

Food allergies are a cause of discomfort for several children and adults. You can be allergic to sunflower seeds, soybeans, fish, and other food items. However, intolerance to corn is a rare condition that can impact some of you.

It can be challenging to manage your diet if you have an allergy to corn. After all, most food products contain this cereal grain in different forms. To confirm your body’s reaction, it is vital to identify the common symptoms of corn allergy.

Look out for the following symptoms after consuming corn in any form:

  • Nausea
  • Hives
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Stuffed nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sneezing

One or more of these side effects can indicate that your body is prone to one such rare allergies. Before visiting the doctor, keeping track of your reactions that indicate intolerance to corn will be beneficial. It can also help determine the requirement of allergen testing.

The maize lipid transfer protein in corn is the reason for the onset of this allergy. In such rare allergies, your body identifies a non-harmful substance as toxic. Hence, your immune system produces an immunoglobulin E (IgE) protein. This antibody attacks the maize lipid protein and causes an allergy to corn.

A maize corn allergy test is a simple blood evaluation that detects the presence of IgE antibodies. Your doctor will recommend undergoing this assessment after observing the symptoms associated with corn allergy.

The general procedure of maize allergy testing is as follows:

  • The lab technician will use a sterilised needle to draw blood from your arm
  • You can feel slight discomfort during venipuncture
  • The medical expert will collect your blood sample in a tube
  • After proper evaluation, the reports will indicate the presence and level of IgE antibodies

Overall, the process of this allergen testing is relatively straightforward. A positive test result signifies that your blood contains IgE antibodies. Your doctor will compare the IgE levels with the accepted normal range.

The treatment for such rare allergies depends on making strict dietary changes. In addition, your doctor can prescribe the following medications:

  • Benadryl
  • Epinephrine

However, the prescription of these medicines depends on the intensity of your symptoms. You also need to be careful while including food products like corn syrup or baking powder in the diet. Ensure that you consult your doctor and ask about the exclusion of certain foods.

The first step to initiate the treatment is by undergoing a reliable corn allergy blood test. For this purpose, always choose a lab with expert professionals and relevant facilities. Apollo 24|7 offers a specialised Maize corn allergy test at competitive rates. Ensure that you visit your doctor and choose this allergy blood test for acquiring the reports. 

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faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If someone has a corn allergy, the body considers the cereal a harmful substance. As a result, the immune system triggers symptoms of corn allergy. In addition, individuals with severe allergic conditions should carry an emergency medicine like EpiPen.
If you are allergic to maize, it is vital to follow a corn-free diet. Avoid items like corn oil, dextrose, cornflakes, cornmeal, and fructose. You can use potato starch as an alternative to corn starch in your diet. Also, options like maple syrup, olive, and coconut oils can prove healthy and appropriate.
Corn allergy is one of the rare allergies that can happen only to a few individuals. Still, some children can outgrow this allergy after a few years. The type of food allergy plays a crucial role in the occurrence of such intolerance. As soon as you notice the symptoms of corn allergy, be sure to undergo relevant testing.
High intake of any food can trigger health problems. If your eat too much corn, then you may experience issues like gas, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. Therefore, you should limit your intake of corn to avoid unpleasant consequences. Also, be sure to check whether you are allergic to corn through simple maize allergy testing.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for a corn allergy. The treatments include reducing the side-effect of corn and avoiding its consumption. If you have a high intolerance to corn, it is vital to carry antihistamines at all times.
Corn contains carbohydrates that can be difficult to digest for some people. Also, it is rich in fibre, which can lead to digestive distress. Hence, it is vital to consume this grain in moderation.

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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results