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The Allergy Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

It is critical with Back to School coming up that we educate ourselves and those around us about food allergies. 

Let’s all be safe at school this year!

We had someone who is knowledgeable about food allergies take the quiz and she was surprised to learn a couple of new things. 

Take the quiz and tell us if you learned something too!

Share what you learned on Twitter or Facebook (bottom of post) and let’s spread the knowledge!

THE ALLERGY QUIZ

It’s back to school, and time for all of us to learn about anaphylaxis.

How much do you know about severe allergic reactions? Here’s a quiz prepared by Allerject™ that will test your knowledge.

Greater public awareness and understanding could help save lives.

Take the Allergy Quiz. And to learn more, visit www.allerject.ca.

1. The first line treatment of anaphylaxis recommended by physicians is:

a) keep the person warm and wrapped in blankets

b) immediately inject epinephrine

c) induce vomiting

2. Which of the following is among the 10 priority food allergens most frequently associated with anaphylaxis:

a) peanuts

b) mustard

c) soy

d) all of the above

3. Which of the following is NOT a typical symptom of a severe allergic reaction:

a) hives

b) nose bleed

c) shortness of breath

4. How much of the food allergen does an allergic individual have to ingest before a severe reaction occurs:

a) the individual usually has to eat at least 100 grams of the food

b) only a full serving will trigger a reaction

c) exposure to even trace amounts of the food can cause anaphylaxis

5. Auto-injectors are used to inject epinephrine into:

a) the muscle of the mid outer thigh

b) a vein

c) the buttocks

6. What percentage of young children in Canada are estimated to have a physician-diagnosed food allergy?

a) 1-2%

b) 5-6%

c) 30%

7. After exposure to an allergen, a severe reaction can occur:

a) from within a few minutes to 2 hours

b) it usually takes 4 or more hours to occur

c) it usually occurs after a day or two

8. Reactions can be triggered by:

a) inhaling airborne food allergens

b) using food utensils that have come into contact with the allergen

c) being exposed to the vapor or steam produced while cooking certain foods

d) all of the above

e) none of the above

9. In cases of auto-injector use, what percentage of injections are administered by someone other than the person having the reaction or the parent of an anaphylactic child?

a) 31%

b) 12%

c) 6%

10. According to one Canadian study, what percentage of children allergic to peanut did not have immediate access to an epinephrine auto-injector at school?

a) less than 10%

b) 10-20%

c) almost 50%

11. After an individual has been injected with epinephrine, he/she must:

a) be immediately transported to hospital, ideally by ambulance

b) take antihistamine

c) drink plenty of fluids

12. In addition to certain foods, anaphylaxis can also be triggered by:

a) exercise

b) latex

c) certain medications

d) all of the above

e) none of the above

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ANSWERS:

1. b) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

2. d) (Source: Health Canada, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/allerg/fa-aa/index-eng.php)

3. b) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

4. c) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

5. a) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

6. b) (Source: Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/allerg/index-eng.php)

7. a) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

8. d) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

9. a) (Source: Ipsos Healthcare, Allerject Patients Study, June 2014.

10. c) (Source: Ben-Shoshan M. et al. Availability of the epinephrine auto-injector at school in children with peanut allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Jun;100(6):570-5. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60056-7.)

11. a) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

12. d) (Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition Revised, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great quiz! My little one is allergic to nuts. I wish everyone could take this quiz and learn how to handle an emergency.

    Like

    August 26, 2014
    • Thanks! I’m glad you liked it. Definitely share it around and together we can help others learn how to handle an allergic emergency situation.

      Like

      August 31, 2014

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