Allergy Myths: Test Your Basics

If you, your friends or a member of your family suffer from allergy, it is important to have basic knowledge about allergy. You must be aware of what an allergy is, the symptoms of different allergies, the various types of allergies and what prevention steps to take to avoid recurrence of the allergy.

Here are some questions designed to test your basic knowledge about allergies. It can teach you what you do not know. The score is not important and you can check the correct answers at the end of the quiz. You can then retake the quiz and assess how much you have learned by taking this quiz.

1. What is the best treatment for allergies?

  • Anti histamines
  • Avoidance of triggers
  • Anti cholinergics
  • Acetaminophen

2.What are the common symptoms of an allergic reaction?

  • Insomnia
  • Coughing, sneezing, itching
  • Paranoia
  • Stiffness in the joints

3.Which of these are the most common allergens?

  • Dust
  • Molds and pollen
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Latex
  • Yeast, barley
  • All of the above

4.The best way to avoid exposure to allergens is to

  • Keep pets outside the living area
  • Using a dehumidifier
  • Using leather upholstery
  • All of the above

5. Which parts of the immune system cause an allergic reaction?

  • Mast cells
  • Basophils
  • Histamine
  • Ig E
  • All of the above

6.Which of these treatments is a type of Immunotherapy?

  • Bronchodilators
  • Allergy shots
  • Antihistamines
  • Corticosteroids

7. Mold grows in the following type of environment

  • Cold, wet, enclosed
  • Cold, dry and ventilated
  • Warm, wet, covered
  • Warm, dry and ventilated

8.Most food allergies are dangerous

  • True
  • False

9.Which medicine helps to open the air passages?

  • Bronchodilators
  • Decongestants
  • Anti histamines

10.The best test to detect a food allergy is

  • Oral food challenge
  • Radio allergoabsorbent test
  • Skin test
  • Blood test


1. Avoidance

2. Coughing, sneezing, itching

3. All of the above

4. All of the above

5. All of the above

6. Allergy shots

7. Warm, wet and covered

8. False

9. Bronchodilators

10. Oral food challenge

Now you know the marks you got in the quiz? If you scored 10 you are brilliant. Anything between 7-9 means very good, 4-6 means good, and 0-3 meaans poor. This website can help you a lot to get more information on allergies and improve your knowledge.

Here are a few more general questions related to allergies. Try to answer these.


1.An allergic reaction is the body’s response to a harmless substance


True or False


2.Allergy symptoms include running nose, sneezing, itching , breathlessness.


True or False


3.Ninety percent of allergies occur due to ragweed.


True or False


4.Avoiding allergens is the best way to prevent allergies.


True or False


5.Anti histamines are effective in preventing allergies.


True or False



1. True
2. True
2. False
3. True
4. False

Answering these questions can help you minimize exposure to allergies and reduce your discomfort.