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Nailrox Nail Lacquer

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Ciclopirox
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Nailrox Nail Lacquer is a synthetic antifungal. It is used for dermatological treatment of conditions like superficial mycoses. It is applied topically on the skin. It functions by stopping the growth of fungus in the toenails and fingernails.

On using Nailrox Nail Lacquer you may experience side effects such as burning sensation, redness, swelling, irregular heartbeat, rash, dandruff, headache and skin problems. In case of severe reactions contact your health care provider right away.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have any of these following conditions. If; you have allergies to any foods, medicines, substances, you have a history of organ transplant, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs and/or you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant anytime soon or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage for Nailrox Nail Lacquer should be prescribed by your doctor based on your condition. Before using this medication ensure to wash your hands and clean the affected area. Do not wrap the treated area with bandages or any piece of clothing. If the symptoms do not go away even after 4 weeks then notify your doctor immediately.

fungal infections
In addition to its intended effect, Nailrox Nail Lacquer may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Application site itching
Burning sensation
Skin redness.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Cicloxola gel is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Cicloxola gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nailrox Nail Lacquer, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir yesterday I swallow my nail accidentally. Which is stuck in my neck as I feel. I get feared to read the articles on Google about this. So what should we do after that. Should I meet the doctor? Or no need to take tension? Give your suggestion please sir.

General Physician, Mumbai
Sir yesterday I swallow my nail accidentally. Which is stuck in my neck as I feel. I get feared to read the articles ...
Nothing to worry about it for now and as per the information provided nail has already gone in your stomach and what you are feeling is the abrasion wound part that the nail had created
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Sir I am 25 years old male .i have intestinal parasites problem from childhood. And when I was in 5th class I go to hospital and doctor give me one medicine .i take it and problem go for 5 years .than again it occurs and I take medicine again .but today I suffering from this problem .it occurs when I it sweets and sugar item .what is solution for this problem .please tell me medicine name which kill all parasite.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir I am 25 years old male .i have intestinal parasites problem from childhood. And when I was in 5th class I go to h...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The problem of parasites developing in the intestine is not related to eating sweets or sugar. It is due to unhygienic conditions prevailing around, or unclean personal habits, like not trimming the finger nails, not thoroughly washing hands after a visit to toilet, eating in road side food stalls, not washing fruits and vegetables cleanly before using, drinking contaminated water etc. Please look at above things whether any of those are there. There are a few medications which can be helpful, based on which type of worm infestation is involved. Even the dosage also varies for different infestations. So please come back with specific details of type of infections, thanks.

I am suffering from itching since last 2 month. Appear some dotted on skin after etching with nail thats become reddish spot. Mostly problem in winter, when I loose my clothes, Slitly relief when I use mustard oil.

BHMS, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Research (PGDCR)
Homeopath, Indore
I am suffering from itching since last 2 month. Appear some dotted on skin after etching with nail thats become reddi...
Take petroleum 30 (4-4 pills) this medicine will give you relief for other details and follow up treatment write as a personal consultation take care.
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I am suffering from extreme hair loss and my scalp has became very itchy also my nails have became quite brittle please help me.

General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from extreme hair loss and my scalp has became very itchy also my nails have became quite brittle
Use lux shampoo daily for washing scalp hair and apply parachute hair oil daily and take tablet orofer-xt once a day for a month

My wife's hair is falling drastically. What to do. What is the natural process to cure the hair fall.

Homeopath, Jaipur
My wife's hair is falling drastically. What to do. What is the natural process to cure the hair fall.
hello lybrate user, - increase protein intake in diet - use milder shampoo - tie your hair loose and knot if possible - u can do nail rubbing exercise with both hands it will regrow hairs - can apply onion juice it will stop hairfall - can make a hair oil ,, take coconut oil 250ml, add 1/2 cup of Curry leaves,1/2 onion sliced, 3-4 amla sliced small, 1 spoon fenugreek, 1 spoon onion seeds,, heat oil,, when it gets warm put in all ingredients cook till it becomes brownish ,, let it cool, separate the oil from it, apply it 3 times in a wk,, it may smell odd but it is highly effective use it for 40 days you will realize change - take a good diet with lots of fruits - take Homeopathic medicine weisbaden 200 daily once for 7 days

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Eating A Healthy & Nutritious Diet - 5 Signs that Indicate Its Not The Case!

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Eating A Healthy & Nutritious Diet -  5 Signs that Indicate Its Not The Case!

Have you ever taken a look at your food and questioned yourself about your nutritional intake? Whether you’re a vegan, pescatarian or non-vegetarian, it is essential that your food provides you with vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Never rely on vitamin supplements alone to give your body the nutrition it needs. Though a few nutrient deficiencies have no symptoms, most can be easily identified. Here are a few tips to help you understand whether your body is getting all the nutrition it requires or not.

  1. Cracks around the lips: Dehydration is not the only cause for cracks around the lips. This could be a sign of vitamin B, zinc or iron deficiency. It could also be a sign of not getting enough protein. To correct this deficiency, increase your intake of poultry products, eggs, cheese and salmon. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron and hence you should also include fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C in your diet.
  2. Hair loss and brittle nails: Biotin or vitamin B7 is crucial for healthy hair and nails. Hence, if you’re experiencing sudden hair loss and brittle nails, it could be a sign of vitamin B7 deficiency. Egg yolks are a rich source of biotin, but to get the most out of them it is best to eat them raw. However, avoid eating raw egg whites as this can be counterproductive. Other food items rich in biotin are nuts, mushrooms, salmon, cauliflowers and bananas.
  3. Red bumps on the skin: Red eruptions on the skin can be a sign of low levels of essential fatty acids or vitamin A or D. Sardines and anchovies are rich sources of Omega-3 fatty acids that can correct this deficiency. To deal with a vitamin A deficiency, you need to eat lots of green leafy vegetables, carrots and sweet potatoes. The best way to get Vitamin D is through safe sun exposure.
  4. Numbness in hands and feet: Numbness and a tingling sensation in your hands and feet could be a sign of vitamin B deficiency. This is often also accompanied by anxiety, depression and tiredness. Vitamin B supplements are easily available in tablet and capsule forms or can be found in spinach, beetroots, eggs and poultry.
  5. Leg muscle crampsFrequent cramps in your toes, calves and arches of the foot could be a sign of magnesium, calcium and potassium deficiency. To fix this, eat plenty of almonds, hazelnuts, apples and green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach.

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Maintain Your Hair Health With These Quick Tips!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS, PLAB
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Maintain Your Hair Health With These Quick Tips!

Hair is technically dead tissue and considering that, we spend a whole of a lot of time and currency on our hair. That is probably because hair plays a big part in our appearance. Changing your hair color or merely getting a different hairstyle can change your appearance to an extent that some might find you unrecognizable. On the contrary, you can go into a week-long depression, if your hair stylist has let you down with the bob-cut your favourite celebrity has sported so beautifully. Like nails, hair is an extension of the epidermal layer of the skin and is mainly composed of proteins. Apart from adding to your appearance, it also provides warmth and protection to your head.

So it is obvious that maintaining healthy hair is something we all want and would like. Here are a few tips that will help that mane flow beautifully-

  1. Ripe avocado: Mash some ripe avocado without the pit, mix it with an egg and apply it to your hair. Wash it off after 20 minutes. Avocados are rich in essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins that help add lustre to your hair. This is advised to be done once a week if you have damaged hair or once a month for healthy hair.
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar: Adding one part apple cider vinegar to two parts of lukewarm water and applying it to your hair can help balance the pH of your scalp. It may not make your hair smell like a dream, but it will help bring out the natural red highlights in your hair.
  3. Lemon Juice: Apply lemon juice to your scalp to get rid of dandruff and get clean scalp.
  4. Egg and shampoo: This combination can help strengthen your hair. This mixture adds protein to your hair. Take an egg and mix it with a small amount of shampoo and lather it up for 5 minutes and rinse well.
  5. Essential oils: Add some essential oil to your shampoo to get a beautiful lustre to your hair.
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Hair Fall - How Different Things Can Lead To It & How Ayurveda Can Control It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
Hair Fall - How Different Things Can Lead To It & How Ayurveda Can Control It?

The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 6 years and each hair grows approximately one centimeter (less than half an inch) per month during this phase. About 90 percent of the hair on your scalp is growing at any one time. About 10 percent of the hair on your scalp, at any one time, is in a resting phase. After 2 to 3 months, the resting hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place. It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children. Genetic baldness is caused by the body’s failure to produce new hairs and not by excessive hair loss.

Both men and women tend to lose hair thickness and amount as they age. Inherited or “pattern baldness” affects many more men than women. About 25% of men begin to bald by the time they are 30 years old, and about two-thirds are either bald or have a balding pattern by age 60. Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the head. Women may develop female-pattern baldness. In this form of hair loss, the hair can become thin over the entire scalp.

The following describes some of the many things that cause hair loss:
Hair disorders: Hereditary thinning or baldness (also called androgen tic alopecia): This is the most common cause of hair loss. It affects men and women. About 80 million people in the United States have hereditary thinning or baldness. When men have hereditary hair loss, they often get a receding hairline. Many men see bald patches, especially on the top of the head. Women, on the other hand, tend to keep their hairline. They see noticeably thinning hair. The first sign of hair loss for many women is a widening part. In rare cases, men see noticeably thinning hair. And in rare cases, women can see a receding hairline or bald patches. The reasons for this are unknown.
Alopecia areata: Researchers believe that this is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means the body attacks itself. In this case, the body attacks its own hair. This causes smooth, round patches of hair loss on the scalp and other areas of the body. People with alopecia aerate are often in excellent health. Most people see their hair re-grow. Dermatologists treat people with this disorder to help the hair re-grow more quickly.
Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia: This rare disease develops in otherwise healthy people. The disease destroys a person’s hair follicles. Scar tissue forms where the follicles once were, so the hair cannot re-grow. Treatment tries to stop the inflammation, which destroys the hair follicles.
Central centrifugal cicatricial (scarring) alopecia: This type of hair loss occurs most often in women of African descent. It begins in the centre of the scalp. As it progresses, the hair loss radiates out from the center of the scalp. The affected scalp becomes smooth and shiny. The hair loss can be very slow or rapid. When hair loss occurs quickly, the person may have tingling, burning, pain, or itching on the scalp. Treatment may help the hair re-grow if scarring has not occurred.

Disease Underlying medical condition: Hair loss can be the first sign of a disease. About 30 diseases, including thyroid disease and anemia, cause hair loss. By treating the disease, hair loss often can be stopped or reversed.
Illness: Significant hair loss can occur after an illness. A major surgery, high fever, severe infection, or even the flu can cause hair loss. Your dermatologist may call this type of hair loss telogen (tee-l?-jen) effluvium (ih-flu-vee-uhm).

  • Some cancer treatments: Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can cause hair loss. This hair loss is often temporary, but it can cause great distress.
  • Ringworm of the scalp: This disease is contagious and common in children. Without effective treatment, ringworm can cause balding.
  • Trichotillomania: This medical disorder causes people to repeatedly pull out their own hair. They often feel a constant urge to pull out the hair on the scalp. Some sufferers say they feel compelled to pull out their eyelashes, nose hairs, eyebrows, and other hairs on their bodies.

Hormones and stress

  • Giving birth: After giving birth, some women have noticeable hair loss. Falling estrogen levels cause this type of hair loss. The hair loss is temporary. In a few months, women see their hair re-grow.
  • Menopause: Hair loss is common during menopause. This loss is often temporary. Hair re-grows with time. If a woman is 40 years of age or older, she should not expect her hair to have the fullness that it did when she was younger.
  • Stress: Experiencing a traumatic event (e.g., death of a loved one or divorce) can cause hair loss.
  • Weight loss: Some people see hair loss after losing more than 15 pounds. The hair loss often appears 3 to 6 months after losing the weight. This hair loss is common. The hair re-grows without help.
  • Vitamin A: Too much vitamin A can cause hair loss. People can get too much of this vitamin through vitamin supplements or medicines. Once the body stops getting too much vitamin A, normal hair growth resumes.
  • Protein: When the body does not get enough protein, it rations the protein it does get. One way the body can ration protein is to shut down hair growth. About 2 to 3 months after a person does not eat enough protein, you can see the hair loss. Eating more protein will stop the hair loss. Meats, eggs, and fish are good sources of protein. Vegetarians can get more protein by adding nuts, seeds, and beans to their diet.
  • Iron: Not getting enough iron can lead to hair loss. Good vegetarian sources of iron are iron-fortified cereals, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, white beans, lentils, and spinach. Clams, oysters, and organ meats top the list of good animal sources of iron.
  • Eating disorder: When a person has an eating disorder, hair loss is common. Anorexia (not eating enough) and bulimia (vomiting after eating) can cause hair loss.

Some prescription medicines can cause hair loss. These include:

  • Blood thinners.
  • High-dose vitamin A.
  • Medicines that treat arthritis, depression, gout, heart problems, and high blood pressure.
  • Birth control pills: Some women who take the pill see hair loss. Sometimes, the hair loss begins when a women stops taking the pill. Women who get this hair loss often have hereditary hair loss.
  • Anabolic steroids (steroids taken to build muscle and improve athletic performance) may cause hair loss.

Hair Care

  • Your hairstyle and even some of the products you use on your hair can cause hair loss.
  • Products: Frequent bleaching or permanents can cause the hair to break. Regular or improper use of dyes, gels, relaxers, and hair sprays also can cause hair breakage.
  • Blow dryers, flat irons, and other devices: Frequent use of a blow dryer tends to damage hair. The high heat from a blow dryer can boil the water in the hair shaft leaving the hair brittle and prone to breakage.
  • Hairpins, clips, and rubber bands: When used to hold hair tightly, hairpins, clips, and rubber bands can break hair.

Years of wearing hair in a style that pulls on the hair such as a ponytail, cornrows, or braids can cause a type of hair loss known as traction alopecia.
Improper washing, drying, and combing

The following practices often cause the hair to break:

  • Too much shampooing, combing, or brushing (100 strokes or more a day).
  • Rubbing wet hair dry with a towel.
  • Brushing or combing wet hair (especially people who are Asian or Caucasian).
  • For many people, hair is more elastic when wet. This means it breaks off more easily than dry hair. When hair breakage occurs, the hair appears shaggy or too thin. For people who are of African descent, their hair is not more elastic when wet.

Ayurveda Management
Increased hair fall in ayurveda is termed as khalitya and is classified under shiroroga. Romakupagata / keshamulagata vitiated pitta (bhrajaka pitta) along with vitiated vata leads to dis-lodgement or withering of the hair from the hair roots. Further to this, vitiated sleshma / kapha along with rakta will cover and causes obstruction to the hair root, which results in no further hair growth from that place. Khalitya is primarily a Pitta predominant tridoshajanya vyadhi (all three doshas vitiated disease). But based on the predominance of dosha, is divided into following types.

  • Vataja Khalitya : In this type, Keshbhoomi or scalp appears as if it is Agnidagdha and it becomes Shyava and Aruna.
  • Pittaja Khalitya : In this type the colour of scalp appears as Peeta, Neela and Harita. The scalp is surrounded by the Siras (veins). Sweat may be found all over scalp.
  • Kaphaja Khalitya : In this type, the colour of the scalp is more or less same as the colour of skin but here it is Ghana and Snigdha in appearance and the colour tends towards whitish tinge.
  • Sannipataja or Tridoshaja Khalitya : In this type of Khalitya, characteristic of all the three Doshas are observed. The scalp looks like burnt and it bears nail like appearance.

At Niramay Ayurvedic Hospital, we offer a very effective treatment methodology based on the classical texts of Ayurveda. The treatment comprises of administration of rasayanas and kesh vardhak yogs/dravyas internally, application of specially formulated oils/powders/packs externally, Panchakarma for detoxification & Kaya kalpa therapies for rejuvenation, which not only helps in preventing hair fall but also in re-growing recently lost hairs. Apart from medical management, controlling Stress, eating healthy & balanced diet rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals and a healthy lifestyle are extremely necessary to arrest hair loss.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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10 Must Have Foods For A Beautiful Skin!

Phd - Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
10 Must Have Foods For A Beautiful Skin!

Eating right not only keeps you healthy but can also make you look prettier and give you clearer skin. Given that the skin is the largest organ in the human body, it is where deficiencies are most noticeable. Here are a few foods that can enhance your looks.

  1. Yogurt: Yogurt is packed with proteins and amino acids that help repair skin cells and keep your skin looking fresh. Amino acids also help banish dark circles that may appear after a long night.
  2. Kidney beans: Kidney beans and legumes are packed with proteins that help repair cell damage caused by free radicals. They also help break down amino acids that can then boost collagen production and help in the repair and regeneration of skin cells.
  3. Pomegranates: These fruits are rich sources of anti-oxidants and help get rid of toxins from the body. They are also responsible for increasing the body’s production of collagen. By boosting collagen levels, pomegranates help slow down the aging process.
  4. Avocados: This green fruit can be both eaten and applied on the face to benefit from it. It is a rich source of biotin that helps prevent brittle nails and hair and keeps skin well moisturized. When applied as a face mask, avocados can also hydrate parched skin.
  5. Green tea: Green tea is rich in polyphenols that help eradicate free radicals from the body and slow down the aging process. It’s anti-oxidant properties also keep skin elastic and prevent sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and heal the damage caused by sunspots.
  6. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and are considered to be a high carotenoid fruit which helps prevents sunburn and relieves the damage caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Tomatoes can also slow down the cellular damage caused by free radicals.
  7. Salmon: Salmon is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that help fight stress and the effects of stress. The astaxanthin present in salmon improves the elasticity of skin thus keeping it firm and preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
  8. Walnuts: For vegetarians, walnuts are an excellent alternative to salmon. They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids that helps keep the skin looking youthful and add shine to your hair.
  9. Water: Hydrating the skin from inside and outside is essential. Water helps the skin maintain its tautness and elasticity and prevents drying and premature signs of aging. Water also helps transport essential nutrients to the skin. Apart from drinking water it is also beneficial to eat foods with a high water content such as cucumbers and watermelon to benefit from the hydrating properties of water.
  10. Oysters: Oysters are rich in zinc that helps regulate oil production in the skin. In turn this makes the skin less prone to acne breakouts and other such skin irregularities.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Red Penis: Causes and Treatment

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Red Penis: Causes and Treatment

No man wants to whip it out and find he has a red penis. Sometimes, the discoloration is simply caused by the friction of a man's hand, and a bit of redness can be expected after going at it hard (either solo or with a partner). But when the redness doesn't subside and presents with other symptoms, it may be a sign that treatment is called for. Proper penis care dictates seeing a doctor for an accurate diagnosis when a problem arises. The following list of causes does not replace that step, but simply gives men an idea of what may be in store for them.

Contact Dermatitis

If a man develops a rash on his penis composed of small, itchy bumps, it could be contact dermatitis. This is an allergic reaction that skin can have to chemicals, dyes, perfumes, etc. in products we use. Delicate penile skin is susceptible to developing contact dermatitis from soaps, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, flavored condoms and spermicide. Treatment involves identifying the offending substance and removing it from a man's routine.


Balanitis is characterized by redness and swelling of the head of the penis along with the foreskin. It generally occurs in intact men who have not been practicing the best hygiene. Bacteria builds up under the foreskin when smegma is not washed or wiped away often enough, and this can cause an infection. A doctor will determine the best treatment method based on the severity of the condition.

Yeast Infection

Most common in women, men can also get yeast infections that result in a red penis tip, itching and sometimes an abnormal white discharge from the urethra. Generally, antifungal creams are used to reduce the yeast population and restore balance. It's a good idea to get this officially diagnosed, particularly if a man has never had a yeast infection before, because the symptoms of the condition are similar to those of some sexually transmitted infections.

Jock Itch

This highly itchy rash of small bumps has sharply-defined edges and can spread on the groin folds, thighs, buttocks, penis and testicles. It's caused by a fungus called tinea cruris and is most common in men who sweat a lot in the nether region. An antifungal cream, along with steps to reduce moisture and heat in the area in the future, are usual treatments.


If a man has psoriasis on other parts of his body, he may notice it develop on the penis as well. It manifests in rough patches of skin that itch. Steroid creams are often prescribed to deal with this skin condition, but some may be too harsh for the penis, in which case alternative moisturizers can be tried.

Since there are different treatments for different causes of penile redness, it's imperative for a man to nail down the true source first. Some men are self-conscious about going to a doctor for a penile problem, but medical professionals are there to help people solve physical problems. And besides, it's highly unlikely that a man is bringing something to the table that would surprise or shock a medical professional.

Taking proper care of one's penis can prevent some causes of redness, soreness and itching, such as jock itch and balanitis. Along with washing regularly, a man may consider using a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) as part of his daily hygiene routine. A crème with vitamin A can help reduce bacteria on the manhood. Also, natural moisturizers like Shea butter and vitamin E should be included. These are gentle on the delicate skin, and, by keeping the skin hydrated and smooth, they can help reduce the risk of infections, since cracks in dry skin provide a harboring zone for fungi and bacteria. A man can show his love for his tool by taking good care of it.

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