Allergies and Asthma: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments


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The overreaction by an individual's immune system to a normally harmless substance is known as a/an _____.

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1. How does extrinsic asthma differ from intrinsic asthma?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an allergen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Allergies and asthma are two conditions that often cause inflammation. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of the characteristics of allergies and asthma and how these conditions are managed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Treatment options for allergies and asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Intrinsic asthma
  • Extrinsic asthma
  • Bronchodilation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast intrinsic asthma and extrinsic asthma
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about asthma triggers
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of treatment options for asthma and allergies

Additional Learning

To learn more about allergy and asthma causes and treatments, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Allergies & Asthma. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the overreaction by the body's immune system to a normally harmless substance
  • Undertand the substances that trigger allergic reactions
  • Identify allergen induced inflammation of the nasal membranes that causes congestion and sneezing
  • Identify the narrowing and swelling of the airways
  • Understand the difference between asthma caused by the environment versus asthma caused by non-allergic components
  • Identify the opening up of constricted airways