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Sesame Oil Allergy

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Sesame oil allergy has become a cause of concern as it is on rise, especially in USA. It might affect your skin, respiratory system or gastrointestinal tract. Some of the symptoms are mild while some may turn fatal, so it becomes important to have complete information on such oil allergies.


Causes Of Sesame Allergies

Sesame oil allergies are the result of misidentification where body’s immune system often mistakes the sesame proteins as unsafe. Generally, cross-reactivity is one of the major factors behind allergic symptoms of sesame oil. In such cases, if you are allergic to some tree nut, your body might identify the sesame proteins as those of tree nut proteins. In response, your immune system would release antibodies immunoglobulin E (IgE) and histamine to protect the body from foreign particle. Amidst the interaction between antigen and antibody, body responds in form of several allergic symptoms.


Allergic Symptoms Of Sesame Oil

If you ever come across the following symptoms after consuming sesame oil products, immediately seek medical attention.

  • Skin Symptoms: Hives, eczema
  • Respiratory Symptoms: Sneezing, runny nose, coughing, nasal congestion, wheezing, chest tightness, postnasal drip, difficult breathing.
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramping, diarrhea, abdominal pain 


Who Poses High Risk Of Sesame Oil Allergy

Allergic reactions due to sesame oil can occur in any individual but if you are allergic to peanut, you pose high risk of sesame oil allergies. This is because the allergen component in both ingredients is same. In addition, people allergic to following ingredients should remain cautious as they are more prone to allergies to sesame oil.

  • Rye
  • Kiwi
  • Poppy seed
  • Tree nuts


Tips To Avoid Allergy

Prevention is better than cure, so if you ever come to know that you are allergic to sesame oil; abandon its use in any form. Furthermore, purchase the products from reliable manufacturers and ensure with them that that food product do not contain sesame oil. You should yourself take initiative and read the labels to confirm that the sesame oil is not present in it.


Treatment Of Sesame Oil Allergies

If you ever suffer from allergic reactions due to sesame oil, seek help from your health care provider. He would suggest you proper medicines by conducting allergic test on you. Accordingly, he would prescribe you an auto-injector to administer epinephrine in case of emergency.


Thus, if you suffer from sesame oil allergy, practice strict avoidance of foods prepared in sesame oil and consult doctor immediately in case of emergency.


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