A 34-year-old member asked:
canyou take cephalexin to treat pinguecula?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ester Kwok answered
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally no: Pinguecula is usually caused by uv radiation. Cephalexin, which is an antibiotic, is not used to treat pingueculas per se, unless one has an associated infection, but even then, one might be prescribed an antibiotic in the form of an eye drop, rather than an oral antibiotic. See comment below.
Answered on Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Michael Ham answered
27 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use artificial tears, and use a cap and/or sunglasses when outdoors. If it gets large, constantly irritated (red), or grows over the cornea, you may need medicated drops or surgery.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No effect: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. No antibiotic will have any effect on this normal growth.
Answered on Jan 4, 2015
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month