We went to the dentist today, which reminded me of many corn allergy issues. For some reason (I think it’s because all doctors offices do this now) Hand sanitizer is on every corner of every wall. Everyone is over using this stuff instead of taking a little longer to wash. I completely understand the convienence of using a hand santizer, we use one too. BTW…. WET ONES is free of corn. The problem with the most commonly used gel, it is made with 98% Ethyl Alcohol, which is 99% of the time derived from corn.
This hand santizer product is in schools, work places, and doctors offices and even grocery store entrances. It’s all around us. We have to scan a room and see if we can spot a dispenser before we have an issue. Some of the time the inhaled reaction happens before we can find the most likely culprit.
If you are allergic to corn, please remember that breathing and topical application can both cause a problem along with ingestion.
The second thing I was reminded of was toothpaste. We always bring our own toothpaste because the one’s that are used can have corn derivatives in them.
Also we have to make sure the Latex or non-latex gloves are not powdered. The powder in exam gloves is usually a corn starch. There are accounts on line that nurses have had major reactions to non-latex gloves due to the irritation on their skin and absorbtion of corn.
When ever going out to a doctor or dentist make sure you have everything you may need for your visit. Inform your doctors ahead of time (in a non-emergency situation) about your allergy to corn and explain what contains corn that they may use with out knowing on your body.