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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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Taking a few leftover pills of penicillin isn't going to fix your pinkeye.
Pinkeye is often viral & may self heal over time. The bacterial causes are treated with antibiotic eye drops that are formulated for that area of the body.

In brief: No

Taking a few leftover pills of penicillin isn't going to fix your pinkeye.
Pinkeye is often viral & may self heal over time. The bacterial causes are treated with antibiotic eye drops that are formulated for that area of the body.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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