Could You Have Allergies?

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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Allergy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will provide valuable information to help you determine if you could possibly have allergies and if you need to see an allergist for further evaluation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an allergy?
    • A. 

      A virus caused by allergens

    • B. 

      Our bodies abnormal response to an otherwise benign material

    • C. 

      A bacteria that causes sneezing and congestion

    • D. 

      Our bodies response to watching too much television

  • 2. 
    It is estimated that 50 million Americans—about one in five-- suffer with allergies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What are the most common causes of allergies?
    • A. 

      Plant pollens

    • B. 

      Environmental

    • C. 

      Mold

    • D. 

      Foods

  • 4. 
    What are the symptoms of a mild allergy?
    • A. 

      Runny nose, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, congestion, rash

    • B. 

      Runny nose, fever, aches/pains

    • C. 

      Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain

    • D. 

      Chest tightness, wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing

  • 5. 
    What are the symptoms of a moderate allergy?
    • A. 

      Same as mild allergies

    • B. 

      Itchiness over a larger area of body

    • C. 

      Chest tightness, wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Anaphylaxis is a rare, life-threatening emergency in which the body’s response to the allergen is sudden and affects the whole body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Who is most likely to develop allergies?
    • A. 

      Elderly

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Pregnant women

    • D. 

      Children

  • 8. 
    Smoke, strong odors and even cold air can develop into allergies. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why should a person seek treatment for common allergies?
    • A. 

      So they can sleep well

    • B. 

      So they can perform well in class and/or work

    • C. 

      So they can have fewer headaches and sinus infections

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What treatment plans are available to allergy sufferers?
    • A. 

      Giving up your outdoor activities and your pets

    • B. 

      Staying inside all day when the pollen count is high

    • C. 

      Wearing a face mask

    • D. 

      Avoidance, medication and immunotherapy

  • 11. 
    Children diagnosed with frequent colds or sinus infections are often suffering from allergies. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What should I do if I think that I or my child may have allergies?
    • A. 

      Make an appointment with a board-certified allergist

    • B. 

      Wait a while and see if it will go away

    • C. 

      Go to the nearest hospital

    • D. 

      Ask your co-workers