In the Name
of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
equipment breaks down, you may wait for few
seconds/minutes/hours/days/months/years as per need, BUT when a person gets sick
or injured, it is a kind of emergency and one needs treatment to avoid
Prevention is always
better than cure,
however many people don’t take serious about common Cough, Cold and
Flu, that could be very dangerous if it is Bird Flu, Swine (H1N1) Flu,
etc., and Pneumonia may
attack, since you may become very weak or you may become
carrier of these for others. We MUST take as many
precautions as possible. High-risk children and adults
may develop complications (such as: Pneumonia,
Bronchitis, Asthma flare-ups, Sinus infections, Ear infections,
etc.) easily. You
must know yourself. Always ask your Family Doctor before
trying any over the counter medications or natural remedy etc. Below are few tips:
yourself from head-to-toe, depending upon severity of cold
For extreme cold
you will sure need special kind of clothing etc., i.e., multiple layers of good material
clothing from head-to-toe by keeping your eyes and nose open.
is neither you get sweat on wearing those clothing nor feel cold.
Sometimes you may need a cap
and sweater even if doors/windows
are sealed tight. Cover
your head with cap during sleep as well during winter. Wash your hands more
Ask your Family Doctor if you can use following medications on first
signs of symptoms:
a) Oil of wild Oregano
(few drops), four times a day.
Gargle with half
teaspoon of Apple Cider
Vinegar or Glass of Hot Salty Water.
c) Take Ginger slices and
Powder with Milk
spoon of Honey
with Black Pepper
Powder, four times a day.
e) Herbal Tea (Ginger,
Licorice, Green Tea, Johar Joshanda etc.), with honey, repeat as
Chicken or Vegetable soups
with Herbs (e.g. Ginger, Garlic, Clove, Black Pepper,
Turmeric Powder and Oregano Leafs etc.).
g) Fisherman’s friend extra strong
lozenges, repeat as required.
h) Drink as much hot/warm water
as you can during the day.
i) Quarter teaspoon of virgin olive oil
before going to bed, without water if
your throat is dry.
j) Use Humidifier during
dry season or if you are using heater during winter.
k) Take Reactine/Claritin/Allegra
(once a day) Allergy medication and Vitamin C.
and other necessary medications when needed as per instruction. Advil/Ibuprofen
drug) is very good for anti-inflammatory pain, throat
pain, sore throat.
m) If symptoms do not
improve in few days, then ask your Family Doctor.
If you have severe symptoms, must avoid going into
public gatherings including Masjids, otherwise you may
If weather is changing or you are travelling, then you must take extra
Along with its intended
results, a drug may cause a number of unwanted side effects. These
effects can happen when you start
a new medication, decrease
the dose of a medication, or when you stop using a
Some side effects may be
require medical attention, while others may be mild and of little
concern. Severe or annoying side effects are one of the main reasons
why people stop taking their medications. If you are having worrisome
side effects, your doctor may want to change your dose, try a different
medication in the same drug class, or recommend some type of dietary or
Effects: NEVER OVERDOSE ANY
All medications used for
treatment of any type of health condition can cause side effects.
However, many people who take a drug or a combination of drugs have no
side effects or minor side effects.
Prevent from Cough, Cold and Flu
Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Your likelihood of having side
effects from your medications may be related to your age, weight, sex,
and overall health. Additionally, ethnicity and race or the severity of
your disease may increase the possibility of side effects. These
factors may determine if you experience side effects from your
medications, the severity of your side effects, and their duration. Ask
your Family Doctor, if you get side effects.