Could You Have Allergies?

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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 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, difficulty breathing

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

      Same as mild allergy

    • B. 

      Itchiness over a larger area of body

    • C. 

      Chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, 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 options are available to allergy sufferers?
    • A. 

      Giving up your outdoor activities and your pets

    • B. 

      Staying inside 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

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