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Congestion Control! Know the Cause. Treat it Right?

Dr. Shipra Mathur - Paediatrician


Jan 09, 2018 | 3 : 00 PM to 4 : 45 PM

It hurts to see your child facing difficulty in breathing due to congestion or blocked nose. Know the symptoms, act fast and relieve your child of discomfort. It is important to keep remedies handy, especially during season change. And our expert will tell you all that you need to know about identifying the issue and zeroing down upon the right treatment.



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my son aged 4.5 yrs, weighing 19kgs was treated with adenoids and tonsills surgery an year back. Tho....

my son aged 4.5 yrs, weighing 19kgs was treated with adenoids and tonsills surgery an year back. Though his snoring has ended, he still has running nose 24x7x12 months. I can feel the congestion in his chest when he breathes. His ears started paining and we had to give him antibiotics. whats the long term and permanent solution to this?

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Shipra Mathur
hi jasmine, he likely has an allergic rhinitis that is causing symptoms all year round.The allergy may be due to pollen/dust/pollution. would require anti allergic preventer medication and ideally assessment by a allergy specialist. I'm assuming ENT conditions like polyp and deviated septum would have been rued out. It will improve as he grows though the allergic tendency stays. 2018-01-09 14:59:31
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Hi my daughter is 4.5 yrs and 18 kgs Shes been suffering with bouts of cough intermittently since la....

Hi my daughter is 4.5 yrs and 18 kgs Shes been suffering with bouts of cough intermittently since last 1.5 months.At times there is wet cough and at time dry. Have tried giving her allopathic namely Syp Ascoril, Syp Tusq and other alternatives in homoeopathy and ayurvedic but no respite.Shes active, playful and eats her food properly. Kindly advise

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If there is no fever, may well be allergic in nature due to seasonal pollen/pollution. As she is otherwise very well, not an acute worry. you could see a paediatrician for using a preventer anti allergic like montelucast. 2018-01-09 15:02:46
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hi my son is eight months old...has cold for about a month time...treated with antibiotics but it is....

hi my son is eight months old...has cold for about a month time...treated with antibiotics but it is not completely fine. Has running nose. actually tired of giving him cold medicines for sometime now.

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hi, most colds are viral so antibiotics not very useful. If feeding and sleeping is unaffected by cold, he would not necessarily need medication. continue to give warm , increased fluids. 2018-01-09 15:05:22
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hi maam my son 6.7 years old last one month he is having cough... while sleeping at night only he co....

hi maam my son 6.7 years old last one month he is having cough... while sleeping at night only he cough more.. im giving him tulsi arak n sitopladi churn with honey... is any thing as so that his cough out...

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1. make him sleep with the head end raised 2. he may need an anti allergic medication like montelucast - consult your doctor for it 3. If it is a wet sounding cough, take a decongestant cough syrup 4. Keep room and bed clothes clean, well ventilated and de cluttered. 2018-01-09 15:08:25
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Hi mam my son is 2 yrs old. he is suffering from cold and congestion in nose. i am giving him asthal....

Hi mam my son is 2 yrs old. he is suffering from cold and congestion in nose. i am giving him asthalin syrup. when i have to give him asthalin n cold syrup. difference between the two syurps. or can i give him both syrup at a time.

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Asthalin syrup is for wheezy coughs or wheeze. Cold syrups may be anti allergics or decongestants or a mixture of several medicines. They may be give together but is advisable to stick to the prescription and not self medicate. 2018-01-09 18:38:15
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my son has 2.8 yrs.He has always blocked nose?

my son has 2.8 yrs.He has always blocked nose?

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This may be due to an allergic tendency (most common) or/and associated with nasal bone deviations/polyp etc. If it causes mouth breathing or is quite significant, please get an ENT assessment done. 2018-01-09 17:25:56
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my son 4 yrs old is having congestion and running nose this winter. giving him medicine in between b....

my son 4 yrs old is having congestion and running nose this winter. giving him medicine in between but still having same issue.please help for the same

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The seasonal cough and congestion can be difficult to shake off and tends to linger.If mild, give warm water, soups, nasal saline drops and honer /ginger /warm water drinks. If severe, will need review again by his doctor. 2018-01-09 15:45:22
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my daughter suffering from cough in her chest when she take breath a sound came from her chest like....

my daughter suffering from cough in her chest when she take breath a sound came from her chest like cough move in her chest i do treatment of homeopathy is it right

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hi, She may need a decongestant medicine to break the mucus. Warm water /soups, gargles etc will also help. if not improving, please get her examined by her doctor. 2018-01-09 15:48:10
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my son is 5 years old. especially in winter he snores at night and has cold and cough. please sugges....

my son is 5 years old. especially in winter he snores at night and has cold and cough. please suggest some renedies to rule out this problem

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hi, It is due to some blockage of the air passage...either by blocked nose, enlarged tonsils or adenoids. sleep with head end raised and use nasal saline drops to decongest the nose. Give warm fluids/soups, honey lemon drinks.There are some home remedies on the website blog too.If no improvement, see an ENT please. 2018-01-09 15:51:05
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My son is 5 years old. he doesn't have any severe congestion but he is always having cold. Main pro....

My son is 5 years old. he doesn't have any severe congestion but he is always having cold. Main problem is that he has a lot of mucus in his nostrils and lot of phlegm also always. I have hardly seen him breathing free. Because of lot of mucus, he does not able to speak properly. Please help us how to reduce his mucus and phlegm problem with home remedies or ayurveda. We want to avoid any medcine until unless it is really required. Thanks and Regards, Sachin Singh Gour

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hi, it would still be useful to get him assessed by an ENT or paediatric specialist to uncover the cause- allergic or adenoid hypertrophy or both or any other problem..given that it is affecting his speech also. I dont know ayurveda. Warm drinks, soups, gargles should help too. 2018-01-09 15:57:45
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my son is 2.9year old n started play school from july 17 but from aug 17 is suffering from cold n co....

my son is 2.9year old n started play school from july 17 but from aug 17 is suffering from cold n congestion..its like on off...n continue sly using nebulizer as per my docter advice...but still no relief.. using buducort twice a day...livolin sos and lc montair once a day... kind ly suggest how to prevent congestion..n what home remedies i can gv him.

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It is usual to get cold cough frequent episodes when they start playschool. make sure he eats well and has a nutritious diet to Health Drink his immunity. Give more of soup like warm drinks - chicken/vegetable etc. steam inhalation, nasal saline drops for nose and honey/lemon/ginger drinks will help. 2018-01-09 16:00:55
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hi.. my son is 3 yrs old and he gets cold and cough very frequently. his nose and chest gets fully c....

hi.. my son is 3 yrs old and he gets cold and cough very frequently. his nose and chest gets fully congested. please advise how to prevent this frequent cold n cough

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hi, the most effective way is to Health Drink his natural immunity by giving a diet rich in proteins and vitamin C. Keep warm and more of warm fluids like soups etc in this weather. avoid known triggers. 2018-01-09 16:02:55
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Hi Ma'am my son is 4.9months old. He catches cold very fast and I have to take him to a doctor every....

Hi Ma'am my son is 4.9months old. He catches cold very fast and I have to take him to a doctor every 20 -25 days and end up giving anitibiotics and calpol and sometimes even refzil or novanox.Was advised to give antihistamine Montair LC Kid which I did give but found no significant improvement plus I wasn't to keen to continue it.I have a pet labrador dog at my home .We dont use any kind of mosquito repellents or incense sticks. Would apreciate if you could help

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hi, his episodes may be infections or allergic. infections usually have fever and the prevention would be to Health Drink his own immunity either naturally via diet or supplements of vitamin d iron as needed. Montelucast is an antiallergic an d I would suggest you give it a fair trial before dismissing it. An allergy test may help if that looks more likely - can be tested for pet dander etc also. 2018-01-09 16:06:40
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hi my son is 2yr and 12 kg he is suffering from blocked nose and chest conjection he frequently get....

hi my son is 2yr and 12 kg he is suffering from blocked nose and chest conjection he frequently gets cough and cold and eats less

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hi, he may need a full assessment - to see if these episodes are allergic or infective..does he need any supplements to Health Drink his immunity and appetite etc. Use home remedies like nasal saline drops. warm drinks like soups , steam inhalation when symptoms are mild. Please see your doctor too . 2018-01-09 16:09:29
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My son is 2 months old he is having blocked nose and sleeps with difficulty. breathing sound and blo....

My son is 2 months old he is having blocked nose and sleeps with difficulty. breathing sound and blocked throat troubles him to drink milk. Please suggest some solution. I use nasoclear but it's only temporary solution.

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hi, Make him sleep with the head end raised and use nasoclear on a sos basis too in night and regularly at bedtime. feed frequently.If still the problem is significant, please get him seen by your doctor, sometimes a decongestant may be needed. 2018-01-09 16:12:07
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My son is 6year old and having running nose and congestion most of the time....medicine are not curi....

My son is 6year old and having running nose and congestion most of the time....medicine are not curing for long....after few days of discontinuation starts cold again.

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Its probably an allergic cold then. Use home remedies like warm water, ginger honey mixtures, soups etc . If severe, may need medicated nasal sprays and oral anti allergic preventer medication. 2018-01-09 16:14:21
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My Son is 5 years old and he frequently suffers from cold and cough,blocked nose. When he sleeps sno....

My Son is 5 years old and he frequently suffers from cold and cough,blocked nose. When he sleeps snores loudly.Iam using Nasivion Pedatrics Nasal drops.I have stop giving him Allopaethic Medicines.What should i do????

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Make him sleep with head end raised to avoid post nasal drip, steam inhalation in the evening. If no relief, will need an ENT assessment. 2018-01-09 16:19:51
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my son is 1.7 yrs old and he is super sensitive wiith cold water...whenevr we give cold water or abo....

my son is 1.7 yrs old and he is super sensitive wiith cold water...whenevr we give cold water or above normal water he has fever , and having breathing difficulty..he becomes very sick...whenever we consult the doctor he advised the same medicine...syp asthalin, syp zrycold, tab montair 4mg, and syp crocin... it happens thrice to four times in a month..i want to get rid of this situation...please suggest me how to improve his immunity and how to tackle with this. problem

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1. given the trigger seems same each time, avoid cold as much as possible. Some children do display extreme sensitivity to temperature. 2. for increasing immunity, give food s rich in proteins - eggs, beans, meat and vitamin C - citrus fruits. 2018-01-09 16:22:35
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hi my daughter is 2.8 years old amd was suffering from cold cough nd fever 15 days back .She dnt eve....

hi my daughter is 2.8 years old amd was suffering from cold cough nd fever 15 days back .She dnt even had anything that time.three days she was on water only. and now she has recovered but many times she says my ears are paining. i asked the doctor and he said its due to cold ears gets close on nd off give her steam. Please suggest .

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yes, it could be due to congestion...give warm fluids, soups more and avoid cold, steam inhalation. if it persists, please get ears examined . 2018-01-09 16:24:23
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my daughter 1 month old suffering from cold nd cough. She's getting disturbed with cough mainly duri....

my daughter 1 month old suffering from cold nd cough. She's getting disturbed with cough mainly during sleep. while feeding also she's getting cough? What shall i do?

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make her sleep with head end raised and use nasal saline drops frequently to unblock the nose as the post nasal drip tends to cause the cough. Feed frequently as the amount goes down . 2018-01-09 16:26:09
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meri beti 2 years ki hai..cold and cough kam karne k remedy plz....

meri beti 2 years ki hai..cold and cough kam karne k remedy plz....

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Warm fluids, keep warm, honey and ginger/lemon in warm water. balance nutritious diet. nasal saline drops if blocked nose. 2018-01-09 16:27:26
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hello mam, i wanted to know the real reason behind the saying mothers who are breastfeeding should a....

hello mam, i wanted to know the real reason behind the saying mothers who are breastfeeding should avoid eating cold foods, should wear socks, sweater,scarf cotton etc. just wanted to understand the logic behind that. kindly explain

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Not sure about the cold food.. otherwise the general thinking being that mother should stay well and not catch a cold/viral infection as may pass on to the baby. 2018-01-09 16:29:32
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my daughter is 7 mths old...4m last 2 weeks she is hving cold n cough...i m giving her cheston cold.....

my daughter is 7 mths old...4m last 2 weeks she is hving cold n cough...i m giving her cheston cold. she got relief during daytime bt at night she usually cough...

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Make her sleep with head end raised and use normal saline drops at bedtime to . help with the nighttime cough. 2018-01-09 16:30:34
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Hello Doc.My daughter is 1.4months old she suffers from cold n cough for the whole year.N if it cure....

Hello Doc.My daughter is 1.4months old she suffers from cold n cough for the whole year.N if it cures again she caught cold n cough with congestion in her chest am upset with her so frequent cold n cough.What should i do?

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hi, Health Drink her natural immunity by giving foods rich in vitamin C like fruits and proteins like egg etc. Keep warm during change of season and avoid any known triggers in food/ environment etc. 2018-01-09 16:32:24
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my daughter 5.5 yr old on and off suffers from nasal congestion n snores at night. how to cure this....

my daughter 5.5 yr old on and off suffers from nasal congestion n snores at night. how to cure this and running nose,i heard running nose for a couple of weeks cause ear infection?

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yes it may by causing congestion that predisposes to infection. Use nasal drops to decongest nose at night, steam inhalation and warm drinks should help. If snores even when no cold, would be useful to see ENT. 2018-01-09 16:35:55
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Hi Mam, my daughter is 40days old. her chest has congestion and has heavy breathing. doc has suggest....

Hi Mam, my daughter is 40days old. her chest has congestion and has heavy breathing. doc has suggested for nasoclear but there is no relief, pls suggest.

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1. make her sleep with head end raised 2. use nasal saline drops more frequently- sos and bedtime. safe to do so If still breathing not settling, will need to be seen again by her doctor. 2018-01-09 16:37:32
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my son is 1year 7 months old. What will be signs of blocked nose if it happens middle of night while....

my son is 1year 7 months old. What will be signs of blocked nose if it happens middle of night while sleeping in babies? will onlyforehead becoming warm can be one of the sign of blocked nose?

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the symptoms will be- noisy breathing, mouth breathing, some difficulty in breathing, restless sleep. warm forehead not related to simple nasal block. 2018-01-09 16:39:13
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how to defeat cough and blocked nose in toddler's by home remedies

how to defeat cough and blocked nose in toddler's by home remedies

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hi, use warm fluids, soups, increased fluids. steam inhalation if practical. honey/lemon/ginger water drinks. please visit the website blogs for more ideas. 2018-01-09 16:40:51
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hello dr my baby is 4months 17 days ka h usko khasi ho rahi h nd mucus b aa raha h but kl usne muh s....

hello dr my baby is 4months 17 days ka h usko khasi ho rahi h nd mucus b aa raha h but kl usne muh se dahi jaisa kuch nikala tha to usme kuch blood jaisa b aaya maine dr ko sikhaya to unhone kaha ki balgum k sath blood h i m so worried pls help me what shuld i do is all this is normal thing

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Some times there may be blood with phlegm or vomit if the coughing/vomiting is violent. .so not unusual but if it persists , will need to be reviewed again by your doctor. I'm assuming there are no bleeding issues in the baby/family otherwise. 2018-01-09 16:43:40
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my son s 5 months old.he is having cold for past 15 days.checked wit doctor he gave ascoril ls, mant....

my son s 5 months old.he is having cold for past 15 days.checked wit doctor he gave ascoril ls, mantra n azithral 100 for 6 days. I have finished all his dose..still he have nasal congestion n discomfort can I continue the medicine again or what I should do now.? very worried abt this

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No, dont continue the medication for longer than prescribed. If overall improving, can wait and watch for a few days. use nasal saline drops still and sleep with head end raised. 2018-01-09 16:45:36
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my son is 12+almost uski nose block rehti h m steam n home remedies sab aplly karti hu but regular r....

my son is 12+almost uski nose block rehti h m steam n home remedies sab aplly karti hu but regular relief nhi milta ent. splst ko bhi ek baar dikhaya only weather chng kehkar medicine dedi jyada allopathic medicine m prefer nhi karti so what should i do for him

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Give more of warm fluids like soup etc and use a nasal spray to decongest the nose. If not already done, please see an ENT specialist also . He may also benefit from preventer anti allergic medications. 2018-01-09 15:53:36
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my son aged 5.5 years has adenoids and tonsils dr told us for operation .His nose is blocked and nos....

my son aged 5.5 years has adenoids and tonsils dr told us for operation .His nose is blocked and nose is running whole day .and he also snored at the time of sleeping.I m giving him homeopathy treatment and steam every day.plz suggest me how to get rid off

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hi, the congestion and enlarged tonsils /adenoids tend to be linked. if your current treatment does not work, please see your ENT doctor for medication. keep giving warm fluids/ soups, and sleep with head end raised. 2018-01-09 16:17:16
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Hi Mam. my son is 2.4 years. He is a frequent victim of cold, cough and runny nose. n every now n th....

Hi Mam. my son is 2.4 years. He is a frequent victim of cold, cough and runny nose. n every now n then i m afraid to give him alloepathic antibiotics syrup. How can i prevent him from catching cold n what type of diet should be given to such children

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TH ebest way is to Health Drink their own natural immunity.Give more protein rich foods like- egg, meat, beans, vegetables etc and vitamin c rich one like citrus fruits. keep warm during season change and avoid known triggers. 2018-01-09 16:34:16
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My son 10months has been suffering from cough and wheezing due to chest congestion from past two mo....

My son 10months has been suffering from cough and wheezing due to chest congestion from past two months. Its getting reduced and coming again. Doctor told he is having allergy. Please let me know how to prevent this

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you may have to identify his triggers - often dust, environment and sometimes food. and avoid them. Keep his environment clutter and dust free, take care to keep warm etc in weather change. 2018-01-09 16:48:04
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hi, my son is 2 months old and has congestion. I give nasoclear but that's a temporary relief. Ped a....

hi, my son is 2 months old and has congestion. I give nasoclear but that's a temporary relief. Ped also recommended sos Nasalvion. he find discomfort while sleeping and his throat gets choked. how can this be resolved?

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Make him sleep with his head end raised by a pillow under his upper body. This should prevent post nasal drip, also can use nasoclear more frequently. 2018-01-09 16:50:04

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