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Is Sesame The New Peanut Allergy? What Parents Need to Know

New law requires food containing sesame to be clearly labeled.

When the 9-month-old daughter of Susan and Dan Forde of West Chester, PA showed interest in the hummus her older sister was enjoying, Susan let her have a first taste. As the skin around little Camryn’s lips reddened, Susan became suspicious that the garlic or lemon contained in the hummus might be irritating. But when the rash turned into hives, Susan recognized it most likely was a food allergy because of her experience with her older daughter’s peanut allergy. She made an appointment with an allergist for testing, and the results came back with a surprising diagnosis: sesame allergy. Read the full story over at PhillyFamily.com.











Dr. Manav Segal, of Chestnut Hill Allergy & Asthma Associates, is a leading Philadelphia-area allergist and immunologist who treats asthma and allergies in children and adults and provides breakthrough Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) to treat severe food allergies. Dr. Segal is Board certified by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is Chief of Allergy & Immunology at Chestnut Hill Hospital. http://www.philadelphia-allergy.com/ 

Dr. Segal is an Allergist/Immunologist who sees both adult and pediatric patients. He is board certified by both the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Segal is the Chief Allergy & Immunologist at Chestnut Hill Hospital.