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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Could an Eye Virus Cause a Lump on the Tongue?
I had a pea size lump come up on my tongue a couple of days ago. It was sore at first but currently it is not. I do smoke. I have been being treated for an eye virus for about 6 months, and one of the medications for that is Acyclovir, which I started taking two months ago. Could the lump on my tongue be related to the eye virus?
It is not possible to determine what this is by a description. If it does not resolve, then it should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat physician or an oral surgeon.
Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University