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Could an Eye Virus Cause a Lump on the Tongue?

06/20/2008

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Amit  Agrawal, MD Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University