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Health Guide for Haj pilgrims from Home to Hijaz by Dr. Showkat Ahmad Kadla, Professor of Gastroenterology, SMHS Hospital, Sgr in association with Dr. Nissar Ahmad Shah & Dr. Mohammad Ashraf, Consultants, Deptt. of Medicine, GMC, Srinagar.

A)      Diseases which can effect a Haji in Aeroplane:-

1.            Motion Sickness:

Symptoms –       Giddiness and vomiting

Measures to be taken:-

a)      Leave your stomach empty at least four hours before flight.

b)      Medicine:

i)                    Tab Avomine:              One Tab half an hour before flight

(Note: You can take two tablets in four hours)

Side effects:    Not significant in majority of people.

ii)                  Tab Stemetal MD:       To be chewed while flight starts

(Note: You can chew two tablets in four hours)

Side effects:    Not significant in majority of people.

Important points to be noted during flight:-

a.         Don’t take excess fruit juices (take only upto 100 to 200 ml in small amounts).

b.         Don’t take chilled juice.

c.         Hujaj Kiram should try to avoid rice, meat, butter slices, burgars, cutlets etc. instead they should take biscuits and tea.

B)          After flight:

                                a.         Haji Sahib will sometimes feel headache, giddiness and fatigue.

Measures to be taken:-

i)          Take food, tea and biscuits.

ii)         If condition persists, take Tab paractemol 500mg stat

            (I recommend tab Malidens 500mg or tab Macfast 500 mg)

iii)        If Headache is severe, chew tab Ugesic stat.

Side effects:    Insignificant

 

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