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Sesame Seed Allergy
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
No: If you are allergic to sesame seeds, the best thing is to read labels and make sure you do not eat, touch or inhale anything that contains them. ...Read more
Sesame Allergy: A sesame allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to sesame protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours after ingestion or contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grocery stores: If you don't speak japanese you may have to buy & prepare your own food. Ask a friend who speaks japanese to translate this warning: "i am allergic to sesame & sesame oil. If i eat this food, even a small amount, i can have a life-threatening reaction that can kill me in a few minutes. Please do not serve me any food containing sesame". Show this to the waiter at every eatery. Always carry epipen! ...Read more
Possibly: Most vegetable oil are not allergenic with rare exceptions. In fact, I had reported a case of sesame seed oil anaphylaxis in the J of Allergy & Clin Immunology over 20 years ago- I believe it was the first time a seed oil was ever reported to have caused allergic reactions. If you had anaphylaxis to the seed, it would be prudent to be tested to the oil even though the risk is very low. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for nuts and sesame allergy in children ? Is giving small doses of them in a hospital setting actually helps ?
Variable: The successful rates for sublingual food drops desensitization to nuts have been variable. Most of the studies excluded those who had an anaphylactic reaction to the nut. Even if the desensitization is successful, it is intended only for inadvertent exposure to the nuts. This approach has not yet been fda approved and not yet ready for prime time. ...Read more
18 M old diangosis with sesame allergy ( hive measured 18 mmx10mm ). Also allergic to peanuts and almonds( 2mmx3 mm). Does a larger # indicate severity?
Not exactly...you: have to know the size of the hive to the "saline water" control and the histamine control. We aslo take into account the type of reaction the baby had, and usually we do an ImmunoCap test .,,,and take all of this info together in helping to decide how "severe" the allergy is.....see: www.foodallergy.org Good luck ...Read more
Why is my sesame allergy worse? Now if I eat sesame products, I get hot, feel thumps of my heart, lips puff, and chest feels like a weight on it.
Sesame allergy: Sounds like your allergic reactions to eating sesame are worsening. Please avoid sesame at all times, read all labels, and if accidentally ingested, take antihistamine like benadryl right away. You should likely also carry an Epi-pen if allergy that severe. See an allergist. ...Read more
My 3 year old son has sesame and nuts allergy . Are they for life ? He used to cough a lot when he was a child but no wheezing
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