Most people have car care products stored in their garage. Not only do we need to keep ourselves safe when using them, but also keep kids safe whenever they visit your garage.
What You Should Know About Rabies
Coming into contact with wildlife in Maryland can be exciting but sometimes dangerous. Any mammal can carry rabies and pass it to humans.
Weight Loss Medicines and Supplements
Many people choose weight loss as their new year resolution. In addition to the usual steps to achieving weight loss – setting specific and measurable goals, eating healthy, exercising, and other lifestyle changes – some people also use weight loss medicines or supplements.
12 Days of Poison Hazards
Poisonings don’t take a break for the holidays! Learn about these 12 days of poison hazards to keep you and your family safe.
What You Should Know About Camphor
Camphor is a chemical used in a variety of medicines and household products around the world. It is commonly used in creams for its cooling sensation and to provide relief for coughs, itching, cold sores, or sore muscles.
The Secrets of Succulents
Many people enjoy gardening. It’s a fun hobby with endless options of plants to choose from! Succulents are popular garden additions. They are valued for their hardiness, meaning they thrive in different temperatures, levels of light, and time between watering.
Meet Our Experts: Angela
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 our toxicology fellow: Angela Lam.
What You Should Know About Melatonin
Melatonin is a natural hormone made by our bodies. It can also be taken as a dietary supplement. Melatonin can help you sleep better when used in the right way and right amount.
Meet Our Experts: Nick
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 our toxicology fellow: Nick Husak.
Mixing Medicines with Alcohol
“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.