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    Suggest treatment for lump on tongue

Hi, I noticed 2 days ago a one or two Enlarged papillae on the front right side of my tongue. They are very very sensitive and painful, and caused me to bite my tongue. Now there is a little lump there. This has happened a few times over the years and it goes away but I was wondering what it was and how do I stop it from occurring? I don t smoke or drink, and have not been on any antibiotics recently. Thanks
Mon, 14 Sep 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have lump under tongue. The symptoms you mention in query can occur due to many reasons like squamous Papilloma , glossitis or transient Lingual Papillitis . It seems to me that the lumps occur due to enlargement of papillae , which occur due to various reasons like traumatic injury , hot and acidic food and allergic reaction from certain food like nuts and sea foods . I would suggest you to consult oral pathologist for proper examination . Doctor will examine carefully to rule out certain conditions mention above . Doctor may prescribe antibiotics , anti inflammatory or vitamin B 12 supplement . For now do warm saline rinses several times a day and maintain proper oral hygiene .


Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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