The Ultimate Nasal Allergies Quiz
by Staff
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.

What is the first step in treating nasal allergies?

  • Avoid the allergic substance.
  • Take an antihistamine.
  • Use a nasal spray.

What causes a runny nose due to nasal allergies?

  • Excess histamine causes cell membranes to become porous, leading to linking fluid.
  • Excess histamine turns into clear fluid that is released through the nose.
  • Excess histamine causes leakage of cerebralspinal fluid.

What insect species is related to dust mites?

  • ants
  • spiders
  • roaches

What do dust mites thrive on?

  • heat
  • moisture
  • both of the above

What part of the dust mite are people allergic to?

  • The dust mite's antennas.
  • The dust mite's feces.
  • The dust mite's legs.

What are examples of perennial nasal allergies?

  • dust mites, pet dander and mold spores
  • pollen
  • perfumes and cleaning products

Our body's hypersensitivity to allergic substances is related to:

  • an overactive parasympathetic nervous system
  • an overactive adrenal gland
  • an overactive immune system

When you expose your body to an allergic substance, your body releases histamine. How is histamine released?

  • A neurotransmitter triggers the release of histamine.
  • The adrenal glad triggers the release of histamine.
  • Immunoglobulin¬†antibodies trigger the release of histamine.

What are allergic shiners?

  • a red nose due to allergies
  • dark circles around the eyes due to allergies
  • red eyes due to allergies

What percentage of Americans have nasal allergies?

  • 10 percent
  • 25 to 30 percent
  • 50 percent

What is immunotherapy?

  • antihistamine medication
  • allergy shots
  • immunosuppressant medication

What is the allergic salute?

  • the side-by-side rubbing motion of the nose
  • the upward rubbing motion of the nose
  • the circular rubbing motion of the eyes

What are the symptoms of allergy related conjunctivitis?

  • swollen, watery eyes
  • red-rimmed eyelids
  • both of the above

What might happen if you leave your nasal allergies untreated?

  • sinus infection or nasal polyps
  • ear infections and asthma flare-ups
  • both of the above

What factor(s) place(s) you at risk of developing nasal allergies?

  • exposure to cigarette smoke
  • being a bottle-fed baby
  • both of the above