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For Hajj Pilgrims: Take Care of These Health Tips

Muslims from around the world pour to Makkah every year to perform Hajj, one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform Hajj at least once in a lifetime.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are preparing for the life-time journey of hajj. In order to avoid diseases and infections during hajj, pilgrims are supposed to abide by a variety of health tips and guidelines.

Below are some of the tips as provided by the Ministry of Health in KSA for pilgrims before embarking on their journey.

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Personal Hygiene:

1. When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue to cover the mouth and nose, or use the arm if you do not find a tissue.

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2. Make sure to wear a mask, and not to come into contact with anyone who shows respiratory symptoms.

3. Wear clean clothes to avoid exfoliation.

Heat Injury and Infection

Sunstroke is a medical emergency that must be treated as soon as possible by:

1. Removing outerwear and cooling the body with water, especially the head and neck area.

2. Exposure to an air source, such as an air conditioner or a fan.

3. Giving the patient fluids and going to the nearest health facility

4. Moving the patient to a cold place. Requesting emergency services

Muscle Stress

Muscle stress occurs as a result of poor physical fitness, excessive fatigue and violent movement. Methods for treating muscle fatigue:

1. Compress the affected area to relieve pain

2. Using a wheelchair if you suffer from muscle fatigue and taking painkillers

3. Cool the affected area to relieve pain

Click here to check all the tips shared by the Saudi Ministry of Health