Facebook Twitter YouTube  
Contact Us
Patient Health Library
Home > Education & Training > Patient Health Library
Print

Education & Training

Patient Health Library

Dynamic Quizzes

Search Health Information   

How Much Do You Know About Allergies?

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Learn how to better deal with them by taking the following quiz.

1. Which of these body systems causes allergic reactions?
2. An allergen is anything that triggers an allergic or hypersensitive response. Which of these could be an allergen?
3. What does the body release to combat allergens?
4. The most severe form of allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis. What happens?
5. Which of these symptoms may indicate a food allergy?
6. Which of these foods are most likely to trigger an allergy?
7. More Americans are developing a sensitivity to the plant proteins in latex materials or the chemical additives used in manufacturing the materials. Who's most at risk of developing a latex allergy?
8. Pediatricians who treat children with egg allergies are cautious about using certain vaccines because they may be grown in an egg medium. Which of these vaccines warrant caution?
9. Dust mites trigger indoor respiratory allergies. Where are you most likely to find them in the home?

Online Resources

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  http://www.aaaai.org/patients/elements/2009/12/1209_elements.pdf
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/foodallergy.stm
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/latexallergy.stm
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  http://www.aaaai.org/patients/question-week/default.asp?contentid=10376
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  http://www.aaaai.org/professionals/ask-the-expert/view.asp?id=10085
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  http://www.niaid.nih.gov/default.htm
Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology  http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/media/26628/allergytovaccineguidelinesaaai.pdf