Allergen component testing can help physicians better understand sesame allergy

Sesame allergies have sharply increased in recent years. With one in every 200 people in the United States now reporting a sesame allergy, it is now the ninth most common food allergy in the nation.
Sesame allergy tends to be a lifelong allergy. Only about 30% of sesame-allergic patients outgrow their allergy, and the effects are serious. Allergic reactions to sesame can range from mild symptoms such as hives all the way to potentially fatal responses such as anaphylaxis.
As of Jan. 1, 2023, the FDA has required manufacturers to label sesame as a food allergen on all prepackaged foods that

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