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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:58 pm 
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Hi

My son has multiple food alleriges but has not tested positive for sunflower. I am making some hummus today (using tahini- sesame paste) and it just occurred to me that what if he is allergic?

To people who have or have kids who have a sesame allergy, has your allergist mentioned anything about associations with sesame and say peanut or any other allergen? The reason I ask is my son is allergic to egg and is also allergic to turkey and chicken. The doc said some kids who have egg allergies also react to chicken.

Is there any similar relationship with sesame and another allergen?

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2.5 year old: allergic to wheat, dairy, egg, peanut, oat, turkey, and cats
5 year old: no known allergies
Husband no known allergies
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:19 pm 
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Location: Connecticut, USA
Hi! I do not know of any statistics regarding how likely it is to be allergic to sesame if you have other allergies. It has been called the 9th most common food allergen in the USA, however more recently Dr. Wood (one of the USA's top food allergists) said that it was now the 4th most common food allergen in the USA (when speaking at the recent FAAN conference in Maryland.) Sesame has the potency of peanuts so I would treat it as you would peanuts and delay introducing it just as long. I don't know what your allergist advised but in the States it seems that allergists tend to recommend waiting until ages 3-6 for peanuts (and also for nuts and shellfish.) I would wait just as long for sesame.

And if you are very worried you could always do a skin or blood test before introducing it. Good luck! Hope your child isn't allergic to sesame and outgrows everything else. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:01 pm 
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My son was diagnosed with peanut allergy at 2 1/2 and sesame at 5 1/2.
Allergist told me that the chemical composition of the two was similar. (But had never told me to avoid sesame or anything.)

The pedaitrician told me to avoid egg with my youngest till 2 in case he was allergic b/c peanut ands egg allergy sometimes present in siblings.

Stefanie

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Self- allergies to penicillan, sulpha, environmental
DS- 10, allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and chick peas (who'd a thought?)
DSecondS - 8, none!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:52 pm 
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Thanks for the information

Sometimes I feel like I am trying to solve a rubik's cube when dealing with all of these allergies! :lol:

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2.5 year old: allergic to wheat, dairy, egg, peanut, oat, turkey, and cats
5 year old: no known allergies
Husband no known allergies
Me allergy to morphine only


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:13 pm 
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You know I used to be good at the rubik's cube....

Not sure I want to try it today!

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Self- allergies to penicillan, sulpha, environmental
DS- 10, allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and chick peas (who'd a thought?)
DSecondS - 8, none!


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My daughter had her first analphylactic reaction after eating hummus with tahini just a couple of months ago. Then we had her tested and she's positive to peanuts, nuts and sesame. She's two and a half years old.

Jenny in Ottawa

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