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 Mialki.
Sometimes, parents of young children will tell our poison specialists, “I don’t think he/she ate that much because it tastes bad!” But, is this true? Let’s dive deeper to thoroughly bust the myth that children won’t eat things that taste bad…or will they?
Along with the cold winter air comes seemingly never-ending runny noses and coughs. Before opening the medicine cabinet for an over-the-counter remedy, let’s remember a few very important points.
Think about how many places in your home where alcohol can be found. The obvious place is the liquor cabinet. But, what about the less obvious places? Read more to learn about the hidden sources of alcohol in our homes.
Some people think OTC medicines are safer than prescription medicines. But, all medicines can be harmful if not used correctly. Follow these tips to make sure your family uses OTC medicines safely.
As a pharmacy student, I remember telling a patient “You shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruits with this medicine.” She was quick to reply, “Oh don’t worry, if I drink grapefruit juice, I drink it in the morning, but