“My doctor just gave me a new medicine to take; can I drink alcohol with it?” This is how many conversations begin at the Maryland Poison Center. The answer to the question can vary depending on the medicine.
Summer is in full force! Whether you’re going camping in the woods or just playing at the neighborhood park, you’ll likely find yourself applying sunscreen and bug spray before heading out. Let’s explore how to safely use insect repellents to better protect our loved ones when outdoors.
One of the goals of our eAntidote blog is to introduce you to the real poison experts who answer the phones at the Maryland Poison Center (MPC), as well as our staff members. Read this Q&A to get to know one specialist: Heather Sellman.
Welcome to the fifth and final edition of our home safety series. More than 90% of poisonings happen in the home. Keep an eye out for these potential poisons in your laundry room and garage, and make sure you use and store them safely.
Welcome to the fourth edition of our home safety series. More than 90% of poisonings happen in the home. Keep an eye out for these potential poisons in your bedroom, and make sure you use and store them safely.
Poisonings are more likely to happen when people find themselves in a different routine or environment, or they are struggling to find activities to keep them occupied. To make sure your home is poison-safe for everyone during the coronavirus pandemic, follow these tips.
The best advice to follow if you think a poisoning or overdose has happened: don’t search the internet, just call the poison center. You can get accurate information in seconds by pressing 10 buttons: 800-222-1222.