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Question 1 of 10
Sneezing, runny nose and congestion are common symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis aka pollen allergy. Which of the following can also be signs? (On a Phone? Scroll down past the ad for the answers.)¬†Correct
All of the symptoms are real but under-recognized.Incorrect
The correct answer is E. All of the above symptoms are real but under-recognized.
Question 2 of 10
A whopping 5 billion!Incorrect
A single birch tree can produce up to 5 billion pollen grains a year!
Question 3 of 10
In the 1930s to 1950s, what allergy-based disease was considered one of the “holy seven” psychosomatic illnesses?Correct
In those decades, patients with asthma¬†were often treated for depression.Incorrect
Asthma. In those decades, patients with this allergic disease were often treated for depression.
Question 4 of 10
Tree pollen season can vary by as much as 40 Days.Incorrect
Tree pollen season can vary by as much as 40 days.
Question 5 of 10
Spring after spring, the media have reported that climate change is leading to the “worst pollen season on record,” using terms such as “pollen vortex” and “pollen tsunami.” What former talk show host said in May 2015: “How can every year be the worst? What is it the Knicks?”
Question 6 of 10
All of the above are good times. Dry windy mornings are the worst times to venture outside.Incorrect
All of the above are the best times to venture outdoors during pollen season.
Question 7 of 10
If you’re allergic to birch pollen, you can sometimes have an oral allergy syndrome to what orange-colored produce?Correct
Someone whose allergic to birch tree pollen can experience oral allergy syndrome to raw carrots.Incorrect
Raw Carrots can cause an oral allergy syndrome reaction to someone who is allergic to birch tree pollen.
Question 8 of 10
Allergy shots for bee or wasp venom can reduce the chances of a severe reaction if stung by as much as:Correct
Allergy shots can reduce the chances of a severe reaction by up to 90%, according to allergy practice parameters.Incorrect
Allergy shots can reduce the chances of a severe reaction by up to 90%.
Question 9 of 10
Recent studies show smog can amplify pollen’s allergic effects.Incorrect
Recent studies show smog can amplify pollen’s allergic effects.
Question 10 of 10
The longest recorded distance for pollen flight belongs to pollen from South American beech trees. The pollen was found to have traveled:Correct
The pollen traveled over 2,000 miles!Incorrect
The pollen traveled over 2,000 miles!