Allergy Trivia Quiz
Think a hypoallergenic dog is allergen-free? Considering a move to the desert or the tundra to avoid
pollen? Take the allergy quiz to see if what you’ve heard is a fact—or a myth.
1. Eating grapes can help protect against allergies.FACT. One study found that eating grapes, which contain large amounts of antioxidants and resveratrol, can help reduce inflammation in the body and protect against allergies. Other foods that may help allergy symptoms are nuts, apples, oranges, and fresh tomatoes. Next Question »
2. A good way to manage outdoor allergies (eg, allergies to pollen or weeds) is to move to a location with little vegetation, such as the southwestern United States or Alaska.MYTH. Unfortunately, changing climates won’t necessarily help your allergies. While this strategy may initially work, the allergy-prone usually develop new allergies to the local plant pollens. Next Question »
3. All allergy treatments are basically the same, and the only difference is the strength and delivery method (spray, pill, shot, etc).MYTH. There are several different types of allergy treatments, including antihistamines, intranasal corticosteroids, and decongestants. Next Question »
4. There is a link between nasal allergies and sinusitis (sinus infection).FACT. People with nasal allergies are more likely to suffer from chronic sinusitis as well as from some other conditions, such as asthma and chronic ear infections. Next Question »
5. Pet hair isn’t an allergen.FACT. When it comes to pets, the allergy culprit isn’t hair or fur—it’s an allergen found in the animal’s saliva, dander, and urine. Next Question »
6. …But I can get a hypoallergenic pet, right?MYTH. Technically, this is a fact since you can indeed have any pet you want. But it’s a myth that any animal is allergen-free, since all dogs and cats carry these allergens. Next Question »
7. Nasal allergies are easy to distinguish from other conditions.MYTH. Although nasal allergies are very common, it may not be so simple to identify them. This is because symptoms like runny nose and nasal congestion overlap with some common conditions, such as colds and sinus infections. Next Question »
8. Significantly more people have nasal allergies than food allergies.FACT. While food allergies get a lot of press, they only make up about 6% of all allergy sufferers—approximately 3 million out of 50 million people. By contrast, about 80%, or 40 million out of 50 million people, suffer from nasal allergies. Nasal allergies are also the fifth leading chronic condition among all ages, the third leading chronic condition among children and teens, and a major cause of work and school sick days. Get Allergy Trivia Quiz Results »
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- APPROVED USES
QNASL (beclomethasone dipropionate) Nasal Aerosol is a prescription medication that treats seasonal nasal and year-round nasal allergy symptoms in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.
- Important Safety Information
- In clinical studies, nosebleeds and nose ulcers were more common in patients treated with QNASL Nasal Aerosol than patients who received placebo. Some nosebleeds were more severe in patients treated with QNASL Nasal Aerosol than in patients who received placebo. Tell your healthcare provider if you start to have nosebleeds or nasal ulcers after using QNASL Nasal Aerosol
- Thrush (Candida), a fungal infection in your nose, mouth, or throat, may occur. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any redness or white colored patches in your mouth or throat
- You should avoid using QNASL Nasal Aerosol until your nose is healed if you have a sore in your nose, you have had recent surgery on your nose, or if your nose has been injured, because QNASL Nasal Aerosol may cause slow wound healing
- Some people who use corticosteroids may have eye problems such as increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma) or cataracts. If you have a history of glaucoma or cataracts or have a family history of eye problems, you should have regular eye exams while you use QNASL Nasal Aerosol
- Serious allergic reactions can happen in people taking QNASL Nasal Aerosol. Stop using QNASL Nasal Aerosol and call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency help if you experience shortness of breath or trouble breathing, skin rash, redness, swelling, severe itching, or swelling of your lips, tongue, or face
- People are more likely to get infections if they have immune system problems or use drugs, including corticosteroids, which may weaken the body’s ability to fight infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections like chickenpox or measles while using QNASL Nasal Aerosol. Speak to your healthcare provider before using QNASL Nasal Aerosol if you have tuberculosis or untreated fungal, bacterial, or viral infections, or eye infections caused by herpes. Symptoms of an infection include: fever, pain, aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea, and vomiting
- A condition in which the adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones may occur. Symptoms can include tiredness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Tell your healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms
- Children taking QNASL Nasal Aerosol should have their growth checked regularly, since corticosteroids may slow growth in children
- The most common side effects with QNASL Nasal Aerosol are nasal discomfort, nosebleeds, and headache
- Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away
- These are not all of the possible side effects of QNASL Nasal Aerosol. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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