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Venomous Creatures in New Mexico 

Venomous creatures can be found all over New Mexico. This is why it is important to take care while enjoying the great New Mexican outdoors, particular at night when snakes and scorpions come out to hunt prey. Learn how to prevent a venomous bite / sting.


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Is it a Cold or Allergies? 

Stuffy nose, watery eyes, throbbing heads...during the spring, it can be hard to tell whether your symptoms are due to a cold or allergies. Regardless, the NMPDIC would like to remind the public to not take two or more medicines with the same active ingredient at the same time. For example, taking too much acetaminophen can lead to liver damage. Learn more

Program Your Cell With the Poison Help Number:  1-800-222-1222!

You never know when you might find yourself in nature tangled up in poison ivy or bitten by a venomous snake.qr help lineThis is why you should always have the Poison Help number handy when you need help with a poisoning. Please scan the QR code or program your cell with this very important number.

The Poison Help number is a national line that routes each call to the nearest poison center. For example, if you dial 1-800-222-1222 from anywhere in New Mexico you will be connected to the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC).

So be prepared when seconds count. The services offered at the NMPDIC are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn more about NMPDIC 

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