In a boy of 13 years with a headache and nausea and definite coxsackie virus infection, it is essential to exclude viral meningitis or viral encephalitis. These illnesses usually only last for about 12 days at the most. If your son still has a headache and nausea after 3 weeks, it is absolutely essential for him to be seen by a paediatrician, preferably by a paediatric neurologist. He will require careful examination and the correct investigations in order to make the correct diagnosis. You must insist that your son is seen by an expert especially a paediatric neurologist. He will probably require admission to hospital.
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