A. Timothy Linehan, M.D.
Board Certified
Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Allergy Quiz

Do you have allergies? This quiz may help you answer that question!

Do you have five or more sinus infections a year?
Do the sinus infections seem to cluster during a particular time of year? 
Do you have constant nasal congestion? 
Do you have trouble smelling foods cooking on the stove?
Do you have trouble breathing? 
Do you have trouble tolerating over-the-counter allergy medications? 
Do over-the-counter allergy medications fail to control your symptoms? 
Does your breathing or allergies interfere with your day-to-day activities? 
Does your breathing or allergies seem to decrease your quality of life? 
Do you sometimes have to struggle to catch your breath? 
Do you cough or wheeze often, especially at night or after exercise? 
Do you frequently feel short of breath or feel a tightness in your chest? 
Do you have a cough or cold that never seems to clear up?
Have you been diagnosed with asthma but despite treatment still have frequent attacks? 
Do you have hives? 
Do you have swelling or the lips, eyes or tongue? 
Do you experience stomach cramps, wheezing, itching or hives after eating certain foods? 
Do you have a rash that is recurrent? 
Have you been told that you have an allergy to a medication that you may be required to use someday? 
Do you have problems with a rash, hives or wheezing after contacting latex products? 
Do you suffer from recurrent respiratory infections? 
Do fragrances, smoke and other irritants seem to affect you more than others around you? 
Has an insect sting or bite resulted in coughing, wheezing, hives or an emergency room visit? 
Do you have itchy, watery eyes especially when outside or around pets? 
Do you notice an increase in your nasal congestion at night and in the morning? 
Does your child seem to be a chronic mouth breather or have dark circles under his/her eyes?
Do you have heart burn that fails to respond to the usual treatment? 
Do you have an itchy rash that improves only with the use of steroids?
Did you have more than one pneumonia noted on a chest x-ray per decade? 

IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEING SEEN BY A BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY.