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Acne Treatment Tips

Know More About Acne!

Dr.Sonam T 92% (34ratings)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Know More About Acne!

Now a days acne is very common condition in young population. There are various factors responsible for it.

Causes of acne in young male- 

  • Hormonal- in young age hormonal peak is responsible for most acne breakouts. Testosterone levels increases during puberty causing acne episodes. 
  • Stress- increasing stress causes increased level of cortisol levels which in turn causes testosterone to increase leading to acne breakouts. 
  • Diet- nutrition does play a role in acne episodes. Increased junk food intake, dairy products causes more breakouts.
  • Dry skin- using products to exfoliate your skin which causes dryness is also bad as it causes sebaceous glands to secrete more sweat which blocks pores.

Difference between male and female acne- 

Males usually get acne during their puberty and severity is more in males compared to females. This is because of following reasons-

  • Males have thick epidermis.
  • Higher levels of sebum
  • More facial pores
  • Less elasticity
  • More acidic skin.

Treatment modalities- 

Depending on the cause of acne treatment options differ. Most effective form of medication is retinoid derivatives both topical and oral. If lesions are inflammatory antibiotics have role. Apart from this if hormonal levels are high then medications to control them can be given. Diet, healthy habits, proper sleep also helps in treating acne significantly.

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CO2 Laser Treatment - Know Utility Of It In Acne Scars!

Dr.Kavita Mehndiratta 88% (34ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DVD
Dermatologist, Faridabad
CO2 Laser Treatment - Know Utility Of It In Acne Scars!

People suffering from acne scars go through mental pressure as well as emotional problems. Studies have shown that people suffering from acne scars are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and low confidence. Typical causes of acne include bacteria, excess oil, and clogged hair follicles. The acne can get more severe due to some medications, stress, or diet.

Severe acne may be treated with proper medications but it leaves behind scars. These scars can be treated with the fractional CO2 laser. The method includes treatment of the scarred skin that results in healthy skin.

Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment- 

This method is opted by those who suffer from acne. The benefits of this method are:

  • It not only reduces the scars but also reduces the sign of aging, smoking lines, wrinkles, and several other unwanted facial lines.

  • This treatment comes with minimal discomfort that too only when some topical cream is applied to the skin.

  • This treatment works even on darker skin types, including Asian skin.

  • The recovery period of this treatment is 4 days or less.

Fractional CO2 Laser Working

During the procedure, several rays of the CO2 laser will create miniature holes (microscopic holes) below the surface of the skin to help generate the new collagen. This new and healthy collagen keeps the skin very youthful. Fractional CO2 works only on the affected area leaving the unaffected ones and this helps in speeding up the recovery.

Method of Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

The whole treatment is performed using topical anaesthesia and a topical numbing cream is applied on the screen before an hour of the treatment starts. Throughout the procedure, the patient would be awake and may feel a little discomfort.

A session would hardly take an hour. During the hour you will feel the peeling of the skin and a slight sunburned sensation of the skin. This sensation on the skin will last for 4-5 days.

The treatment is customized according to the needs of the customer. There are two types of treatment:

  • Shallow treatment: The recovery period lasts for only 2-3 days as the treatment is not very critical.

  • Deeper treatment: Requires the holes to go deeper down the skin and would take more time to recover for around seven to ten days. However, the result of the treatment depends on the depth of the treatment.

After the treatment, there might be less noticeable scars and less aging signs along with all other skin conditions. The skin will start getting clearer. However, the actual result of the treatment will start showing after a week and will continue to show till six months. It is always advisable to consult an experienced and skilled dermatologist.

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Acne - How Effective Is Homeopathy In It?

Dr.Rudra Prasad Pradhan 91% (10ratings)
BHMS, SCPH
Homeopathy Doctor, Bhubaneswar
Acne - How Effective Is Homeopathy In It?

Homeopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on improving the body's healing mechanism to treat the cause of the disease. Acne is a skin condition that results in lesions (pimples) in the face or other areas of the body. Homeopathic treatments are based on the premise of removing the cause of the disease rather than just curing the symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed after a thorough analysis of your medical history, emotional and physical constitution. All Homeopathic medicines are based on achieving potency of the substance which is done by diluting it with water and alcohol. In case of acne, this treatment controls oily secretion in the skin, removes acne-related scars and eliminates underlying conditions such as hormonal imbalance that causes acne.

Various Homeopathic remedies to treat acne are:

1. Sanguinaria
It is a very effective remedy for treating acne in women who have problems in their periods. It is also used in acne treatment in women who suffer from sexual problems.

2. Silica
This treatment enhances the immune system of the body so that acne formation in the body is reduced. This is a common treatment for people who have recurrent bouts of acne.

3. Calcariasulphuricum
This treatment is recommended for people who regularly have large pimples filled with pus. The person tends to be easily affected by heat.

4. Dulcamara
It is used in treating acne as well as scars left by acne. It is usually recommended for acne that occurs due to climate changes.

5. Natrum Muriaticum
This treatment is made from common salt and is used to treat acne that results from menstrual irregularities and other hormonal disturbances. It is also used for treating oily skin and other rashes which result from it.

6. Arctium lappa
It is a Homeopathic remedy for treating symptoms of acne and its scars. 

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Acne - How Homeopathy Can Vanish It?

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Chandigarh
Acne - How Homeopathy Can Vanish It?

Homeopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on improving the body's healing mechanism to treat the cause of the disease. Acne is a skin condition that results in lesions (pimples) in the face or other areas of the body. Homeopathic treatments are based on the premise of removing the cause of the disease rather than just curing the symptoms.

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed after a thorough analysis of your medical history, emotional and physical constitution. All Homeopathic medicines are based on achieving potency of the substance which is done by diluting it with water and alcohol. In case of acne, this treatment controls oily secretion in the skin, removes acne-related scars and eliminates underlying conditions such as hormonal imbalance that causes acne.

Various Homeopathic remedies to treat acne are:

Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating acne in women who have problems in their periods. They are also used in acne treatment in women who suffer from sexual problems.

Homeopathic medicines enhance the immune system of the body so that acne formation in the body is reduced. These are also effectve for people who have recurrent bouts of acne.

Homeopathic medicines are recommended for people who regularly have large pimples filled with pus. The person tends to be easily affected by heat.

Homeopathic medicines are also used for treating acne as well as scars left by acne. It is usually recommended for acne that occurs due to climate changes.

Some of the homeopathic medicines are made of common salt and are used to treat acne that results from menstrual irregularities and other hormonal disturbances. They are also used for treating oily skin and other rashes which result from it.

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Acne - How Homeopathy Can Subdue It?

Dr.Arpan Dhar Dubey 89% (36ratings)
MD - Medicine (Homeopath), BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Allahabad
Acne - How Homeopathy Can Subdue It?

Homeopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on improving the body's healing mechanism to treat the cause of the disease. Acne is a skin condition that results in lesions (pimples) in the face or other areas of the body. Homeopathic treatments are based on the premise of removing the cause of the disease rather than just curing the symptoms.

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed after a thorough analysis of your medical history, emotional and physical constitution. All Homeopathic medicines are based on achieving potency of the substance which is done by diluting it with water and alcohol. In case of acne, this treatment controls oily secretion in the skin, removes acne-related scars and eliminates underlying conditions such as hormonal imbalance that causes acne.

Various Homeopathic remedies to treat acne are:

1. Sanguinaria
It is a very effective remedy for treating acne in women who have problems in their periods. It is also used in acne treatment in women who suffer from sexual problems.

2. Silica
This treatment enhances the immune system of the body so that acne formation in the body is reduced. This is a common treatment for people who have recurrent bouts of acne.

3. Calcariasulphuricum
This treatment is recommended for people who regularly have large pimples filled with pus. The person tends to be easily affected by heat.

4. Dulcamara
It is used in treating acne as well as scars left by acne. It is usually recommended for acne that occurs due to climate changes.

5. Natrum Muriaticum
This treatment is made from common salt and is used to treat acne that results from menstrual irregularities and other hormonal disturbances. It is also used for treating oily skin and other rashes which result from it.

6. Arctium lappa
It is a Homeopathic remedy for treating symptoms of acne and its scars. 

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Acne - How Can Homeopathy Help?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Yavatmal
Acne - How Can Homeopathy Help?

Homeopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on improving the body's healing mechanism to treat the cause of the disease. Acne is a skin condition that results in lesions (pimples) in the face or other areas of the body. Homeopathic treatments are based on the premise of removing the cause of the disease rather than just curing the symptoms.

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed after a thorough analysis of your medical history, emotional and physical constitution. All Homeopathic medicines are based on achieving potency of the substance which is done by diluting it with water and alcohol. In case of acne, this treatment controls oily secretion in the skin, removes acne-related scars and eliminates underlying conditions such as hormonal imbalance that causes acne.

Various Homeopathic remedies to treat acne are:

1. Sanguinaria
It is a very effective remedy for treating acne in women who have problems in their periods. It is also used in acne treatment in women who suffer from sexual problems.

2. Silica
This treatment enhances the immune system of the body so that acne formation in the body is reduced. This is a common treatment for people who have recurrent bouts of acne.

3. Calcariasulphuricum
This treatment is recommended for people who regularly have large pimples filled with pus. The person tends to be easily affected by heat.

4. Dulcamara
It is used in treating acne as well as scars left by acne. It is usually recommended for acne that occurs due to climate changes.

5. Natrum Muriaticum
This treatment is made from common salt and is used to treat acne that results from menstrual irregularities and other hormonal disturbances. It is also used for treating oily skin and other rashes which result from it.

6. Arctium lappa
It is a Homeopathic remedy for treating symptoms of acne and its scars. 

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Acne - What Can Exaggerate It?

Dr.Dinesh Hawelia 88% (41ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Acne - What Can Exaggerate It?

Acne is a condition that affects many people including teenagers and women during their menstruation period. It is characterised by red eruptions that are usually filled with oil, secreted by overactive oil glands in the hair follicles. So what else should you know about acne? Here are six things you probably did not know about this condition:

1. Clogged Pores - Acne signifies clogged or blocked pores that are filled with oil and dead skin cells that have not been cleaned out completely. This mixture of oil and dead skin cells blocks the pores, and ends up creating an eruption of red sores called acne and pimples. There is a chance that bacteria may have joined these two substances as well.

2. Over Treating the Skin - The worst thing that you can do is to touch, pick or even apply too many harsh chemicals to your skin during an acne breakout. These things can actually make the problem worse, and even create scars in the long run! The constant use of cleansers and moisturisers can also have a harsh effect on the skin, due to the perfume and chemicals present in such products.

3. Exfoliation - Using a salicylic acid wash or cleanser first thing in the morning will help in exfoliation, which is a good way to clear those dead skin cells from your skin. This will speed up the process of acne treatment as well, by clearing the pores. Also at night, the use of a medicated cream that contains benzoyl peroxide will help in killing the bacteria, so that there is no infection.

4. Two Weeks Notice - Trying new products to treat acne is a great idea. But give every new product at least two weeks before you write it off. Usually, any good product will take at least that much time to affect the acne, and clear the pores in an effective way. So before you start switching cleansers and creams every other day, remember to use the two week thumb rule.

5. Menstrual Cycle - Acne, more often than not, rears its head with an eruption or two about five days before and a few days after, the monthly menstrual cycle. So watch out for hormonal imbalances, which can cause acne and pimples. Avoid stress around this time too.

6. Dermatologist - Visit a dermatologist if regular cleaning and over the counter creams are not working. Persistent acne may turn into infection. Remember to ask your dermatologist for an oil reducing formula too.

Acne is a skin problem that should be treated the right way.

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Acne/Pimples - How Can Homeopathy Help?

Dr.Debajyoti Saha 88% (20ratings)
MD-Homoeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Agartala
Acne/Pimples - How Can Homeopathy Help?

Acne is a skin problem occurs in young people at the onset of puberty when they are around 12-13 years of age and continues until they reach the age of 18-19 years. Since young people who are growing up are particularly self-conscious, Acne can have a huge effect on their confidence levels. Homeopathy can be of great help for Acne patients.

Causes of Acne

Altered lifestyle, erratic meal habits, stress, inadequate sleep and consumption of junk food triggers acne formations. At the onset of puberty, hormonal changes activate the sebaceous glands present in the skin and the production of sebum or oily secretion from these glands induces Acne formation. Acne can appear in various forms on the skin like small red-coloured elevations (papules), eruptions containing pus (pustules), fluid containing deep sac like eruptions (cysts), or thick, hard eruptions (nodules). The intensity of Acne varies from person to person, from the mild to severe forms that leave scars behind.

Homeopathic Medicines for Acne on cheeks

Natural Homeopathic treatment for acne help in the treatment of this skin problem with zero side effects. Homeopathic medicine Antimonium Crudum is best natural remedy for Acne on cheeks if the eruptions contain pus and are covered with yellow-coloured crusts. This natural Homeopathic medicine is also prescribed for patients who have pimples on cheeks that itch along with a burning sensation, that mostly gets worse at night. Patients of Acne for whom natural Homeopathic medicine Antimonium Crudum works best usually suffer from gastric derangements with a thickly-coated white tongue and possess an excessive craving for sour things like pickles.

Another top natural Homeopathic remedy for a patient suffering from Acne on cheeks is Calcarea Carbonica and the patients requiring this medicine are usually fat and have a fair complexion. This natural Homeopathic medicine is ideal for patients of Acne on cheeks who feel excessively cold and cannot tolerate cold air. They even experience excessive perspiration on the scalp. The patients who have an unusual craving for boiled eggs and indigestible things like chalks and clay along with Acne on cheeks can also benefit greatly with natural Homeopathic remedy Calcarea Carbonica. On the other hand, Homeopathic remedy Lycopodium Clavatum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for Acne of cheeks where the face of patient looks greyish yellow. Patients having pimples on cheeks along with excessive flatulence in stomach can be given this medicine. The other patients of pimples on cheeks for whom the natural Homeopathic treatment provided by Lycopodium Clavatum is of help are those who have an excessive craving for sweets and hot drinks.

Homeopathic Medicines for Acne on forehead

Natural Homeopathic medicine Psorinum can do wonders to cure Acne on forehead of patients whose face is very oily and almost dirty. The Acne on forehead that itches intolerably and gets worse by taking coffee, fatty food and sugar in excess can be very effectively tackled by this natural Homeopathic remedy. The patients suffering from Acne on forehead requiring Psorinum cannot bear cold air and always feel chilly to the extent that they want to be covered up warmly even during summers. Hepar Sulphuris is another good natural Homeopathic medicine for patients of Acne on forehead that is pustular in nature and very painful when touched.The patients who can benefit from this natural Homeopathic remedy have painful pimples on the forehead with yellow face complexion and a very unhealthy looking skin. These patients also perspire excessively.

Top Homeopathic medicines for Acne on the chin

The best natural medicines for the Homeopathic treatment of Acne on the chin are Nux Vomica and Silicea. Nux Vomica works as one of the best herbal treatment for acne and is prescribed for patients who suffer from pimples on the chin with long-standing constipation. Acne which gets worse by taking cheese can also be treated with natural Homeopathic remedy Nux Vomica. The patients requiring Nux Vomica for treating Acne on the chin are very angersome in nature. Silicea is the ideal natural Homeopathic remedy for patients who complain of pustular Acne on the chin with itching that is worse during the daytime. The patients of Acne who can benefit from the natural Homeopathic treatment offered by Silicea are those who have an obstinate and headstrong nature with excessive offensive sweat on their feet.

Best Homeopathic medicines for Acne on back

Sulphur is the top natural Homeopathic medicine for treatment of Acne on the back that itches violently at night due to the heat of bed and also those cases of Acne of back that have worsened due to excessive application of external ointment. The natural Homeopathic treatment provided by Sulphur gives excellent results for patients of pimples on back who have a filthy skin and who dislike bathing. Another marked symptom that guides towards this medicine use in Acne of back is excessive heated sensation, especially in the soles of feet and top of the head. Natrum Muriaticum is another natural Homeopathic medicine that is of great help in treating patients of Acne on back. The patients who have pimples on back with greasy skin can be given this medicine. The patients of Acne on the back who cannot tolerate the heat of skin and possess an unusual craving for salty things also benefit by natural Homeopathic remedy Natrum Muriaticum.

Best natural Homeopathic medicines for Acne in young girls

Pulsatilla Pratensis is the top Homeopathic medicine for treating Acne in girls at puberty when the hormonal changes begin to occur and the girls suffer from menstrual irregularities of various types. The other symptoms that guide towards this medicine use in Acne are a total absence of thirst for water and a desire for fresh open air. The patients of Acne who cannot digest fatty food can also benefit by this natural Homeopathic Acne treatment. Some girls also experience worsening of Acne around the time of menses due to hormonal changes and this type of Acne can also be tackled by the proper use of natural Homeopathic medicines. Sepia Officnalis, Graphites and Magnesium Muriaticum are natural Homeopathic remedies of great help when Acne gets worse before menses. Natural Homeopathic medicines Pulsatilla Pratensis, Dulcamara and Sanguinaria Canadensis are wonderful herbal remedies for acne that worsens during menses.

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Acne - How Effective Is Homeopathy In It?

Dr.Shweta Badghare 91% (2708ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Thane
Acne - How Effective Is Homeopathy In It?

Acne is a skin condition that starts to appear on the face because of hormonal changes during the years of puberty. It is noticed prominently amongst teenagers going through this phase. At this time, the growth hormones become extra active because of which the oil glands begin to produce more oil.

There are glands that exist below hair follicles. These follicles become infected, start to swell, and ultimately lead to the occurrence of pimples. These pimples appear as black or red rashes of varying sizes. Acne and pimples are not easy to treat and require a considerable amount of time and dedication.

Various types and symptoms of acne-

• Pus-filled acne where the patient’s skin becomes tender and pale
• Acne arising out of constant consumption of junk food and/or because of menstruation
• Acne appearing from gastric problems
• Acne where there is the appearance of red pimples over the entire face
• Acne due to constant use of cosmetic products, especially during the hotter months of the year
• Acne resulting from excessively oily skin and the presence of pain-inducing blackheads. In such cases, the whiteheads and pimples are of large proportions and appear reddish on the nose.
• Acne, which appears as hard and deep boils on the skin. These boils appear on the cheeks and take up a lot of time to heal. Often times, these leave behind prominent scars.

Homoeopathy in the Treatment for Acne-

Homoeopathy is most effective when it comes to treating acne. Homoeopathy, unlike other schools of medicine, does not provide quick fixes to the problem but goes to the root of it and tries to solve the underlying issue instrumental for the condition.

• Homeopathy is a natural form of treatment. Contrary to allopathic treatment, which uses strong drugs and medications to reduce the symptoms only, homoeopathy strikes at the root of the problem and helps remedy it.

• Homoeopathy medication, which uses natural substances and extracts from plant and animal bodies, help soothe your skin when painful acne/pimples break out.

• Homoeopathy is known for never having any sort of side effects. Homoeopathy remedies work to build your immune system so that you do not come across infections leading to pimples. They also help to regulate your hormonal balance and ensure the proper functioning of the hormone glands.

Homoeopathy let the acne blisters heal naturally. This process may be a time-consuming affair but you can rest assured that it will be an effective treatment method because the problem is solved from the roots. With homoeopathy, treatment chances of treating the scars of the acne are also high.

Homoeopathy addresses a wide number of acne problems and aims to get to the root of the issue to provide permanent solutions.

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Acne & Scars - All You Need To Know!

PG DCC, BHMS
Cosmetic Physician, Pune
Acne & Scars - All You Need To Know!

Acne is one of the most common skin problems. As many as one in two people suffer from the condition. Acne vulgaris is the most common type followed by acne rosacea and more severe acne conglobate. More boys than girls suffer from acne and it often co-occurs with the onset of puberty, as testosterone levels rise. It is likely that there is some hormonal involvement in the condition, yet dietary and environmental factors, stress and gut health can all cause acne.

It's a disease that affects the skin's oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle. When a follicle clogs up, acne grows. Acne is not a serious health threat, but it can cause scars.

How Does Acne Develop?

Sometimes, the hair, sebum, and skin cells clump together into a plug. The bacteria infect the plug and causes swelling. Then, as the plug starts to break down, it leads to acne. There are many types of acne. The most common types are:

  1. Whiteheads. A whitehead is a type of acne that forms when dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria become trapped within one of our pores.
  2. Blackheads. Blackheads are a specific kind of dark acne lesion, so-called because they contain oxidized melanin, the pigment made by skin cells called melanocytes.
  3. Papules. These are small pink bumps that can be tender.
  4. Pustules. This type of acne is red at the bottom and has pus-filled head.
  5. Nodules. These are large, painful, solid acne that are deep-rooted in the skin.
  6. Cysts. These are deep, painful, pus-filled acne that can cause scars.

Who Gets Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition. People of all races and ages get acne. But it is most common in teenagers and young adults. An estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. Some people in their forties and fifties still get acne.

What Causes Acne?

The cause of acne is unknown. However, there are certain factors that might cause acne:

  1. The hormonal surge in teenage (this can cause the oil glands to plug up more often).
  2. Hormonal changes during pregnancy.
  3. Use of birth control pills.
  4. Heredity (if your parents had acne, you might get it, too).
  5. Certain types of medications.
  6. Greasy makeup.

Here are some tips for acne-affected skin:

  1. Clean skin gently.
  2. Try not to touch your acne affected area.
  3. Shave carefully.
  4. Protect your skin from sun-exposure.
  5. Choose makeup carefully.
  6. Shampoo your hair regularly.

What Can Make Acne Worse?

  • Changing hormone levels in teenage girls and women 2 to 7 days before their period starts.
  • Pressure from bike helmets, backpacks, or tight collars.
  • Pollution and high humidity.
  • Squeezing or picking at acne.
  • Hard scrubbing of the skin.

Acne Scars:

Acne may or may not lead to scarring. Some people are more prone to scarring than others. A person may have rather severe acne without a scar in sight. For others, even a benign little blemish can leave a depressed pockmark. Early treatment is the best way to prevent scars. If you are highly prone to scarring, see a Cosmetic physician or dermatologist right away to discuss acne treatmentoptions. He or she can layout a treatment plan, to heal breakouts and prevent or treat scars.

Treatment of Acne and Scars:

Acne is treated by a cosmetic physician or a dermatologist. Treatment attempts to:

  • Heal acne.
  • Prevent new breakout.
  • Prevent scarring.

Acne requires a proper medical treatment and post acne care for dark spots/scars which are commonly associated with acne. If your skin is acne prone, you may develop dark spots and scars too. All these conditions can be treated. Apart from medical treatment which includes ointments for local application and oral medications if required, for long term benefits advanced treatments are available. These are, Chemical peels, RF therapy and enriched oxygen therapy. These are highly recommended. These treatments help acne as well as spots and scars.

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