Articles from: March 15, 2017

Wheezing Toddlers Prone to Food Allergies

wheezing-toddler-food-allergies-bd014a7eResearchers in Singapore studied the relationship between eczema and wheezing in babies and food allergies in toddlers. They collected data from 849 children that had completed skin prick testing for inhalant and food allergies, including eggs, peanuts and cow’s milk at 18 months and 36 months of age. The resulting data were compared to information obtained from questionnaires administered to the children’s mothers at several intervals throughout their first three years of life to determine the prevalence of allergic diseases such as eczema and rhinitis, along with wheezing.

The researchers found children that experienced eczema or wheezing within their first 18 months were more likely to have an allergy at 36 months. Occurrences of eczema or wheezing after youngsters were 18 months old appeared to have no notable impact on the later allergy skin test results.

Get Colorful in Old Town Lewisville

showimageColorPalooza, with a wide variety of exhibits and interactive events, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 8, at Old Town Lewisville. Visitors get to show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, marvel at colorful sidewalk chalk art and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly.

Amateur and professional chalk art will be featured, as well as a chalk art scholarship contest. Other events include the DIY Tie-Dye Station ($5). Buckets of water and colorful dye will be provided.

Admission is free. For more information, call 972-219- 3401 or visit Tinyurl.com/LewisvilleColorpalooza and ChalkThisWay.org about the scholarship contest.

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