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Will penicillin v potassium heal pink eye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Rarely

Almost all pink eye is viral in origin.
Penicillin v is a fine drug but effective only against bacteria. So only if you had a really rare pink eye from susceptible bacteria would this be effective. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you.

In brief: Rarely

Almost all pink eye is viral in origin.
Penicillin v is a fine drug but effective only against bacteria. So only if you had a really rare pink eye from susceptible bacteria would this be effective. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you.
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