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The Ultimate Allergy Treatment Quiz
by Staff
The first line of treating allergy symptoms is avoiding allergens altogether. If, however, this does not produce enough relief, or avoidance is not possible because you love little Fido too much, you can consider a whole host of treatment options. Keep in mind, not all allergy treatments are created equal. Take this quiz and find out which allergy treatments are best for you and your allergy symptoms.

How does vitamin C help prevent allergy symptoms?

  • It decreases nasal inflammation.
  • It balances histamine levels.
  • both of the above

How does fish oil help prevent allergy symptoms?

  • It decreases inflammation.
  • It balances histamine levels.
  • both of the above

How does turmeric help prevent allergy symptoms?

  • It decreases airway inflammation.
  • It decreases histamine levels.
  • both of the above

What is bromelain?

  • an enzyme found in milk
  • an enzyme found in fish
  • an enzyme found in pineapples

Immunotherapy involves:

  • only one shot
  • no more than two shots
  • several shots over the course of several years

What allergy symptom does ephedra treat?

  • runny nose
  • nasal congestion
  • sneezing

Why should you stay at your doctor's office for 20 minutes after you have an immunotherapy shot?

  • The shot site can become inflamed and infected.
  • You can have an anaphylactic reaction.
  • The shot may be ineffective and you may need a second dose.

What symptoms should you watch out for after receiving an immunotherapy shot?

  • nasal discharge, nausea and dizziness
  • sneezing and chest tightness
  • both of the above

What is the success rate for treating seasonal nasal allergies with immunotherapy?

  • 60 percent
  • 80 percent
  • 90 percent

How does immunotherapy decrease allergy-related symptoms?

  • It suppresses your immune system.
  • It changes how your immune system responds to allergens.
  • It makes you immune to allergies.

Who should consider immunotherapy?

  • young children who have severe allergies
  • people with severe, unavoidable allergies
  • both of the above

How often should you do sinus flushing to decrease nasal allergy symptoms?

  • once a day
  • twice a day
  • three times per day

Which of the following treatments lacks sufficient scientific evidence of its ability to treat allergy symptoms?

  • autologous urine injections
  • diet and vitamin therapy
  • both of the above

Which of the following treatments is effective in treating itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

  • decongestant and antihistamine combination pill
  • decongestant pill
  • cromolyn sodium spray

Which of the following treatments is very effective in treating a runny nose due to allergies?

  • antihistamine medication
  • intranasal corticosteroid nasal spray or drops
  • both of the above