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Sesame Allergy

Sesame Allergy also known as Sesame Allergy Sesame Allergy With the name of sesame become a characteristic food of some countries as for example is the case of Morocco, where they are widely used to make delicious Moroccan sweets, although it is also common to use it for bread.

The seeds come from an herbaceous plant that belongs to the family of Pedaliáceas native of India and Africa, although to this day we can find it in many other places.

From a nutritional point of view, sesame seeds stand out because of their high content of fatty acids, which help to reduce high cholesterol levels. They also help to purify the body naturally and are especially rich in minerals, Among which we can highlight the presence of zinc, calcium and iron.

Although it is a healthy food, did you know that some people suffer from sesame allergy ? It is a food allergy more common than is thought, and appears not only by the consumption of sesame seeds, but by using products with sesame, such as certain cosmetics or pharmacy products.

Symptoms of Sesame Allergy

Like any food allergy, sesame allergy causes a certain series of symptoms. The most common are the following:

  • Contact dermatitis (on contact with cosmetics or pharmacy products with sesame).
  • Urticaria
  • Allergic rhinitis.
  • Asthma.
  • Atopic dermatitis.
  • In severe cases of anaphylaxis.

How to avoid allergy to sesame?

Allergy itself can not be prevented or prevented, but its symptoms can be avoided, and the latter can appear.

Obviously the key is not to eat foods that contain sesame (such as cookies, breads, certain sweets …), and take a good look at cosmetics or products that we apply to the skin, Extract or sesame oil.

It is possible that the person with sesame allergy also has peanuts, as the biochemical structure of sesame allergens are similar to those of this dried fruit.

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