Health Tips to Be Followed During Hajj
Pre-Hajj Health Tips:
Taking the necessary vaccinations, especially
the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases. Herein is an elaborate
account of the required vaccinations, to be enumerated later on, as well as the
timing of taking such vaccinations prior to setting out for the Hajj Holy Sites.
Seeing a doctor before travelling to verify of your health stability, and
ability to perform the Hajj rites.
Taking sufficient medications, especially in case you suffer from one of the
diseases that require you to take medications regularly, such as heart diseases,
hypertension, kidney diseases, asthma and diabetes.
Bringing enough cloths, since you'd better change your cloths regularly and
repetitively to maintain your hygiene. Cloths are recommended to be light and
Health Tips to Be Followed
1- Hygiene and General Cleanliness Tips
· Maintaining personal hygiene, bathing regularly, and washing hands well by
using water and soap, or other disinfectants used for handwashing, especially
after coughing and sneezing.
· Using handkerchiefs when coughing or sneezing by covering the nose and mouth,
and then eliminating them in the trash. In case there are no handkerchiefs at
hand, use the upper arms rather than hands.
· Using a face-mask, especially in crowded places, and changing it every now and
2-Shaving and Haircutting Tips:
When shaving or haircutting, be sure to follow certain health tips and
instructions to protect yourself against such infectious diseases as hepatitis
(B) and (C) and AIDS. Such tips include:
· Choose a suitable barber, and never go to street barbers.
· Once-use shavers are recommended. Keep away from all other kinds of shavers,
including the ones which have their razors
3. Protection Against Food Poisoning During Hajj:
· Wash fruits and vegetables well before eating.
· Verify of the expiry date when buying canned foods and drinks.
· Keep away from the uncovered food, since it is exposed to insects and
Post-Hajj Health Tips:
A considerable number of pilgrims undergo some of
the common symptoms after the Hajj such as: strain, muscle pains and aches,
headache, cold, laziness, irregular sleep, and complexion-darkening. And such
symptoms result from exposure to sunlight beams, excessive movement without
adequate fitness, and getting infected with cold and influenza.
Here are some pieces of advice related to your health and the health of those
living along after returning to your country safely.
If you were suffering from flu, make a point of not transmitting the infection
to others through sneezing or coughing; and this is through following these
·Using handkerchiefs to cover the nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, then
throw them away in the wastepaper basket.
· Making a point of washing hands repeatedly in a correct way.
And you should do the following:
· Taking a great deal of rest and drinking fluids, as this helps you recover,
· Taking analgesics when needed.
· Seeing a doctor when necessary.
Medical Advice for the Pilgrim
- In case of intense heat, avoid Tawaf (circumvolution) and Sai'i
(walk between the location of the two hills "Safa" and "Maraw").
Take enough rest before and after performing each rite.
- Avoid close contact with people who have a cold.
- Use the wrist strap containing the pilgrim name ,his nationality
, his address , his health condition and the name of the group which
he belong to .
- Reduce muscular effort, such as walking in the markets at noon.
Drink a lot of water and fluids throughout the day.
- Maintain the cleanliness of the body, use napkins for sneezing
or cold and maintain cleanliness of your place.
- Refrain from eating uncovered food and make sure that the
expiration date on canned food is valid. Eat a lot of fruit,
vegetables and boiled food that are non-irritable to the intestine.
- Don't slaughter the sacrifice- sheep in places other than the
identified places. Cook meat well.
- Pilgrims should wear masks in places of congestion especially if
they have bronchial asthma .People with chronic diseases should
carry a small medical bag containing their all drugs, notepad for
their friends' names and a health card recording the type of their
- Pilgrim with kidney stones has to drink about 3 liters of fluids
- Patient with renal failure who experiences loss of appetite,
nausea, vomiting or complications like higher or low blood pressure
is recommended not to go for pilgrimage.
- If his case is stable and he performs dialysis, he should
perform dialysis for two or three times a week at the nearest
dialysis clinic during pilgrimage.
- Patient with high blood pressure should reduce his intake of
salt and fatty food. He should take his medications regularly.
- Diabetic pilgrim should take care of his diet by reducing his
intake of sugar and salt.
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