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Lymphoedema in breast cancer patients

Graeme N Brodie
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (5): 244.
Published online: 3 March 2003

To the Editor: It has been known for a long time that washing soda (crystalline sodium carbonate) is effective for removing fluid from joint effusions. The crystals are simply wrapped in a tea towel, crushed with a rolling pin and wrapped around the joint overnight. In the morning the sodium carbonate is rock solid and the joint effusion has markedly improved.

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