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Sesame allergy in tokyo? What can I eat?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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