Sesame allergy is one of the most ten types of allergy all over the world. This type of allergy appears in the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin, as sesame and its products (tahini, halva, sesame oil) are heavily used in the preparation of meals such as cakes, biscuits, pastries and sweet. It may also enter into the composition of some cooking oils or skincare products. A very small amount of sesame in a meal may trigger the symptoms of sesame allergy.
Acute symptoms of sesame allergy include:
A doctor shall be consulted concerning any allergic reaction to ground sesame, or sesame seeds and how to deal with it, regardless of its strength, and whether the patient is an adult or a child. This is because the allergic reaction varies each time, and so one should take caution and provide the adrenaline pen (needle) to use when necessary.