Dr. Leksmana on Hajj 2024: Tips to Beat the Heat in Makkah

Minggu, 12 Mei 2024 - 00:23 | 16.79k
Indonesian pilgrims wearing some masks to avoid the dusty air. (Photo: Kemenag RI)
Indonesian pilgrims wearing some masks to avoid the dusty air. (Photo: Kemenag RI)

TIMESINDONESIA, MAKKAH – As the Hajj 2024 season approaches, Indonesian pilgrims gearing up for their journey to Makkah should be prepared for the intense heat that awaits them. Dr. Leksmana Arry Chandra, a specialist in Elderly, Disabilities, and PKP3JH, offers valuable insights and tips to help pilgrims face the challenges of extreme weather conditions.

Dr. Leksmana stresses the importance of staying hydrated to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke and dehydration. Pilgrims are advised to drink plenty of water and to wear loose, light-colored clothing to help stay cool amidst the scorching temperatures.

Sun protection is also crucial. The guy recommends the pilgrims using sunscreen with an appropriate SPF to shield the skin from the harsh rays of the sun during Hajj 2024 season. "Pilgrims should also bring water and use it to cool down their bodies or heads," he advises.

In addition to the oppressive heat, Makkah also faces high levels of air pollution, which can pose respiratory health risks to pilgrims. To mitigate these risks, he suggests wearing protective masks and avoiding areas with high pollution levels. Maintaining personal hygiene and cleanliness is also vital to prevent health issues caused by polluted air.

For pilgrims with a history of allergies or respiratory conditions aggravated by air pollution, the guy advises bringing appropriate medication and consulting with healthcare professionals in their group if needed.

Furthermore, to prevent discomfort and blisters from the hot ground, pilgrims should bring additional footwear and avoid walking barefoot. Health personnel on-site are prepared to assist pilgrims who lose their footwear. "If blisters occur, seek immediate medical attention," Dr. Leksmana emphasizes.

By following these expert tips from Dr. Leksmana, Indonesian pilgrims can better cope with the challenges of extreme heat and air pollution in Makkah, ensuring a safer and more comfortable Hajj 2024 experience. (*)


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