Medically Reviewed by Dr. Unsa Mohsin
Going for Hajj is undoubtedly one of the most spiritually enlightening experiences. While we set ourselves to go for this spiritually enlightening journey, we must also prepare ourselves to endure the physically demanding journey. To ensure that you perform your Hajj in physically fit and fine condition, we have compiled a list of essential items that will keep your health in check.
If you are a chronic patient and have any condition like diabetes, cardiovascular, hypertension or any other condition, you must keep an adequate supply of your prescribed medicines. You should also keep an updated, signed and dated prescription from your doctor that must have all your medicines listed with their dosages.
You should also pack some Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines. Infections and allergies easily spread during Hajj. Thousands of people from all over the world gather at one place and unavoidable contact facilitates the spread of infections and allergies. You can keep lozenges and Joshanda to deal with a sore throat, some basic stomach care medicines to fight off constipation or diarrhea. You can safeguard yourself from minor illness by keeping OTCs handy so that you indulge in worship uninterruptedly.
Medicines for Ladies
During Hajj, ladies take medicines to delay their menstrual cycle. If your doctor has prescribed you to continue to take these medicines, you must pack these and take them along with you to avoid any sort of inconvenience.
Tools and Instruments
Travel accessories and other healthcare tools can ease off your journey. You must also keep surgical masks as they really help in preventing the spread of diseases and infections. Also, these masks come in really handy, when you are out and about in sand and dust in Muzdalifa. Besides that, you can also pack healthcare tools like a thermometer, blood pressure monitor and sugar monitor to keep a tap on your health.
This is a general guideline of healthcare essentials you must pack for Hajj and you can always personalize this list according to your needs. Enjoy this life-changing experience and remember us in your prayers.