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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL

General

Strumous diathesis, especially the dark type, who suffer from catarrhal conditions of the mucous membranes, gastric acidity and cutaneous eruptions.

Very marked skin symptoms, acting on sweat and oil glands. Ailments are worse during the winter season. Ailments from riding in cars, carriages, or ships; lingering gastric and lung troubles; chronic diarrhoea. Long-lasting complaints follow mental states - fright, vexation, etc. Chlorosis in young girls with or without ulceration of the stomach.

Dose

Third to thirtieth and higher potencies. Material doses often better.

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  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

Worse, dampness, before and during a thunderstorm, from riding in cars, Passive motion; in winter, eating, from mental states.

Better

BETTER, warm air; lying with head high; dry weather.

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  RELATIONSHIPS

Compare

Compare: Carboneum Oxygenisatum Carbo; Graphites Graph.; Sulphur Sulph.; Phosphorus Phos.

Complementary

Complementary: Sepia Sepia.

Antidotes

Antidotes: Nux Vomica Nux; Cocculus Indicus Coccul.

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  MIND

Mind

Marked worse from mental emotions

Loses his way in streets

Thinks he is double, or someone else lying alongside

Feels that death is near, and must hurry to settle affairs

Irritable, easily offended, vexed at everything

Low-spirited, with dimness of sight.

Aversions, dislikes; open air

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)

irritability

quarrelsome, argumentative

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

impaired thinking; confusion; while walking; in open air

impaired thinking; mistakes; localities, places

Insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity

Memory; forgetful

Perception; does not recognise well known streets

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS

Vertigo

Feels numb, as if made of wood; Occiput heavy, as of lead ( Opium N/A .) Vertigo on rising, felt in occiput, as if intoxicated, or like sea-sickness

With nausea

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  HEAD

Head

Sensitive, As of a cold breeze blowing on it

Use thirtieth.

Scalp

Moist eruption on scalp; worse, back and ears

Scalp sore to touch, followed by numbness

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema

out-break on skin; wearing away skin

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  EYES

Eyes

Loss of eyelashes

Dim sight; far-sighted; cannot read fine print without glasses; blennorrhoea of lachrymal sac; Marginal blepharitis

Canthi fissured

Skin around eyes dry and scurfy.

Lids; out-breaks on skin; powdery flaking skin

Discoloration; redness; lids

Discharges of mucus or pus; corner; from tear duct

Fistula (abnormal hole); tear glands

Inflammation; glandular swellings

wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)

wounds; tear duct

wounds; lachrymal sac

wounds; lids

Swellings; tear canal

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  EARS

Ear

Noise unbearable, especially from several people talking together

Eczema, intertrigo, etc., in and behind ears, with intense itching

Parts sore to touch

Fissures in meatus

Dry catarrh, with deafness and noises

Ringing and cracking in ears

Chronic Eustachian catarrh

Diminished hearing.

Coldness; as if frozen

Discharges from ear

catarrh in Eustachian tube (tube connecting ear to nose)

Itching; in ear

in ear; burning

in ear; as if frozen

Noises in ear

cracking

ringing

rushing

whizzing

sound of wind

Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears

out-breaks on skin; behind ears; wearing away skin

out-breaks on skin; behind ears; moist

out-breaks on skin; behind ears; sore

Hearing

Impaired

catarrh of Eustachian tube (tube connecting ear to nose)

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  FACE

Face

Dry; feels constricted, as if covered with albumin.

Skin; out-breaks on skin

out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby

out-breaks on skin; wearing away skin

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  NOSE

Nose

Nostrils ulcerated, cracked, burn; tip of nose itches

Epistaxis

Ozaena, with scabs and muco-purulent discharge.

Catarrh

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Inflammation

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  THROAT

Throat

Inflammation

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  CHEST

Respiration

Hoarseness ( Carboneum Oxygenisatum Carbo; Causticum Caust.; Phosphorus Phos.) Dry cough and oppression of chest at night

Cough produces headache

Oppression of chest; worse, cold air

Dry cough at night, coming deep from chest

Croup and laryngeal diphtheria.

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  COUGH

Cough

Dry cough

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  SKIN

Skin

Itching at night

Chilblains, moist, itch and burn

Bed-sores

Skin dry, constricted, very sensitive, rough and cracked, leathery

Herpes

Slightest scratch makes skin suppurate ( Hep Sulph Calc Hepar.) Intertrigo; psoriasis of hands

Thick, greenish crusts, burning and itching; redness, raw; cracks bleed easily

Eczema

Rhagades Worse in winter.

Cracks

deep, bloody

in winter

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

Dry

Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)

Itching; must scratch; until it is raw

Out-breaks on skin

boils

crusty

eczema

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)

suppressed

generating pus

Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); after scratching (must scratch it raw)

Rough

Sensitive

Becomes sore when lying down

Generally unhealthy

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  BACK AND NECK

Neck

Pain in nape of neck, stiff and painful

Back

Weakness in small of back

Coccyx painful.

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level)

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); extending to back of head (occiput)

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; extending to back of head (occiput)

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades

spine

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Heartburn; hot, sharp, sour eructation

Distension

Feeling of great emptiness

HUNGER, immediately after stool

Gastralgia when stomach is empty; relieved by constant eating ( Anacardium Anac.; Sepia Sep.) Ravenous hunger

Must rise at night and eat ( Psorinum Psorin.) Odor of Garlic.

Diarrhoea only in the daytime; watery, gushing and Itching of anus

After cabbage; with empty feeling of stomach.

Emptiness; after stool

Pain; cutting; night; 4 a.m.

Sense of weakness; after stool

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); after stool

appetite; ravenous, excessive; with diarrhoea

appetite; ravenous, excessive; yet becoming extremely thin

disordered; after stool

burping, belching; morning

indigestion

Eating

Strong aversion to fat food, meat; worse, eating cabbage

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; fats and rich food

aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat

Nausea

NAUSEA, with accumulation of water in mouth

Stomach; nausea; while travelling

nausea; seasickness

Vomitting

vomiting; while travelling

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  HEAD

Headache

Headache, must hold temples to relieve; provoked by shaking while coughing

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

pressing); back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)

pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)

like weight or stone

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL

Rectum

Diarrhoea; daytime only

Itching; around anus

perineum (between rectum and genitals)

Pain; pressing (pressure)

sudden, sharp; when body is upright

Skin and lining; out-break on skin around anus

out-break on skin around anus; herpetic

out-break on skin around anus; itching

out-break on skin around anus; perineum (between rectum and genitals); herpes

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); must rub anus until raw

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  GENITALS ETC

Urethra

Itching in urethra.

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); closing

Male

Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum

out-breaks on skin; scrotum; herpetic

between scrotum, and thighs

out-breaks on skin; scrotum; itching

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between scrotum, and thighs

itching; penis; foreskin

itching; scrotum

pain; sore; scrotum; between scrotum and thigh

redness; scrotum

redness; between thighs and scrotum

testes and scrotum (balls); moisture, scrotum

Genitals

Herpetic eruption on perineum

Prostate inflamed and swollen

P.) Genitals sore and moist

Sensation of moisture ( Eupatorium Purpureum Eup-pur.) Itching and mealy coating of nipple.

Male; out-breaks on skin

out-breaks on skin; herpetic

out-breaks on skin; itching

Female; out-breaks on skin

out-breaks on skin; herpetic

irritation; itching

Menses

Before menses, throbbing in head ( Kreosotum Kreos.) Leucorrhoea, profuse, albuminous ( Alumina Alum.; Borax Bor.; Bovista Bov.; Calc Carb Calc)

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Chronic sprains

Fetid sweat in axillae

Knees stiff

Tips of fingers rough, cracked, fissured every winter

Scalding sensation in knee

Cracking in joints.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

lower limbs; foot

Cracking noise in joints

Hands and feet; chapped hand (see roughness)

chilblains

hands

feet

feet; inflammation

toes

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; fingers; tips of fingers

Perspiration; upper limbs

leg

Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping)

skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping); deep and bleeding

skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping); in winter

skin cracks at bends of joints; fingers

tips of

out-break on skin; upper limbs; boils

out-break on skin; hand; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)

out-break on skin; hand; back of hand; scaly, itching skin disease (eczema, psoriasis, herpes, etc.); psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales), chronic

out-break on skin; lower limbs

out-break on skin; leg; boils

out-break on skin; leg; eczema

roughness; fingers; tips

Stiffness

joints

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness)

lower limbs

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Chilliness, followed by sweat

Flushes of heat, particularly of the face and head; worse at night

Perspiration on feet and axillae.

In the open air

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat

Desire to uncover

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Injuries and accidents

Wounds; slow to heal

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  GENERALITIES

Convulsions

Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity

continuous contraction

Perspiration

Odour; offensive

One-sided

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  CHEST

Chest

Heart; Sensation of coldness ( Carb)

an.; Nat Mur Nat-mur.) Fainting, with ebullitions, heat, and palpitation.

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart

Perspiration; arm pit; offensive

Skin; out-breaks on skin

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Morning

Aversion to open air

Eating and food; cabbage

foods which cause flatulence

sauerkraut

Heaviness; internally

Mucous secretions increased

Pain; cutting; externally

pressing; internally

While travelling

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