The Ultimate Nasal Allergies Quiz
A large portion of the population suffers from seasonal or year-round nasal allergies. The symptoms can seem unbearable and unrelenting, and left untreated, can lead to other health complications. It's important to understand how nasal allergies affect your health. Take this quiz and learn all about nasal allergies.
Question 1 of 15
What is the first step in treating nasal allergies?
... There is a lot you can do to prevent and treat nasal allergies. First off, avoid the allergic substance as much as possible.
Question 2 of 15
What causes a runny nose due to nasal allergies?
... One of the worst symptoms of nasal allergies is the unrelenting runny nose. Excessive histamine in your body causes cell membranes to become porous, which leads to fluid leakage from the cells. This is the cause of your annoying leaky nose.
Question 3 of 15
What insect species is related to dust mites?
... Mites are microscopic four-legged creatures that are related to spiders. We live with millions of dust mites each day.
Question 4 of 15
What do dust mites thrive on?
... Dust mites thrive on heat, moisture and a protein source. As disturbing as it may sound, dust mites consume protein from our dead skin.
Question 5 of 15
What part of the dust mite are people allergic to?
... People who are allergic to dust mites are actually allergic to a protein found in dust mite feces.
Question 6 of 15
What are examples of perennial nasal allergies?
... Perennial nasal allergies are allergies that occur year round, such as allergic reactions to dust mites, pet dander and mold spores.
Question 7 of 15
Our body's hypersensitivity to allergic substances is related to:
... When we are exposed to an allergic substance, our immune system treats the substance as a foreign contaminant and releases antibodies to fight the intruder.
Question 8 of 15
When you expose your body to an allergic substance, your body releases histamine. How is histamine released?
... When your immune system is trying to fight off an allergic substance, it releases immunoglobulin antibodies, which trigger the release of histamine.
Question 9 of 15
What are allergic shiners?
... Increased blood flow around the sinuses due to a nasal allergy can lead to allergic shiners, which are dark circles around the eyes.
Question 10 of 15
What percentage of Americans have nasal allergies?
... At least 25 to 30 percent of the American population have nasal allergies and that's nothing to sneeze about. This means that one in four people suffer from chronic nasal problems due to allergies.
Question 11 of 15
What is immunotherapy?
... Immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, may make you less sensitive to allergic substances.
Question 12 of 15
What is the allergic salute?
... The allergic salute, which is an upward rubbing motion of the nose, is typically done by children with allergies. A crease can actually form across the bridge of the nose if a child engages in this action too often.
Question 13 of 15
What are the symptoms of allergy related conjunctivitis?
... When an allergen touches the membranes in and around the eyes, you can develop conjunctivitis. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include swollen, watery, red-rimmed eyes.
Question 14 of 15
What might happen if you leave your nasal allergies untreated?
... It is best to treat your nasal allergies to avoid more serious health complications, such as sinus infections, nasal polyps, ear infections, asthma flare-ups and social/emotional problems.
Question 15 of 15
What factor(s) place(s) you at risk of developing nasal allergies?
... Although genetics is a significant factor for developing nasal allergies, there are also other risk factors to consider, including: exposure to cigarette smoke, being a low-birth weight, being a bottle-fed baby and being born during high pollen seasons.
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