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Below are the strongest indications of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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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.


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

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


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

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Compare: Carbo; Graph.; Sulph.; Phos.
Complementary: Sepia.
Antidotes: Nux; Coccul.

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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)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; quarrelsome, argumentative

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; while walking; in open air

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; localities, places

Insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity

Memory; forgetful

Perception; does not recognise well known streets

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Vertigo, dizziness

With nausea

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Sensitive, As of a cold breeze blowing on it

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

Moist eruption on scalp; worse, back and ears

Scalp sore to touch, followed by numbness

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

Use thirtieth.

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

Heaviness (see pain; pressing); back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)

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

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput); like weight or stone

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; wearing away skin

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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

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

Inflammation; wounds; tear duct

Inflammation; wounds; lachrymal sac

Inflammation; wounds; lids

Swellings; tear canal

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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

Discharges from ear; catarrh in Eustachian tube (tube connecting ear to nose)

Itching; in ear

Itching; in ear; burning

Itching; in ear; as if frozen

Noises in ear

Noises in ear; cracking

Noises in ear; ringing

Noises in ear; rushing

Noises in ear; whizzing

Noises in ear; sound of wind

Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears

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

Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; moist

Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; sore



Impaired; catarrh of Eustachian tube (tube connecting ear to nose)

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Nostrils ulcerated, cracked, burn; tip of nose itches


Ozaena, with scabs and muco-purulent discharge.


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Dry; feels constricted, as if covered with albumin.

Skin; out-breaks on skin

Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby

Skin; out-breaks on skin; wearing away skin

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Itching at night

Chilblains, moist, itch and burn


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


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

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


Rhagades Worse in winter.


Cracks; deep, bloody

Cracks; in winter

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots


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

Itching; must scratch; until it is raw

Out-breaks on skin

Out-breaks on skin; boils

Out-breaks on skin; crusty

Out-breaks on skin; eczema

Out-breaks on skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Out-breaks on skin; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)

Out-breaks on skin; suppressed

Out-breaks on skin; generating pus

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



Becomes sore when lying down

Generally unhealthy

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Heart; Sensation of coldness ( Carb

an.; 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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Dry cough

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Hoarseness ( Carbo; Caust.; 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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Pain in nape of neck, stiff and painful

Weakness in small of back

Coccyx painful.

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

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

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

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

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

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Stomach; Heartburn; hot, sharp, sour eructation


Feeling of great emptiness

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

HUNGER, immediately after stool

NAUSEA, with accumulation of water in mouth

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

Must rise at night and eat ( 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

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; with diarrhoea

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; yet becoming extremely thin

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

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat

Stomach; disordered; after stool

Stomach; burping, belching; morning

Stomach; indigestion

Stomach; nausea; while travelling

Stomach; nausea; seasickness

Stomach; vomiting; while travelling

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Diarrhoea; daytime only

Itching; around anus

Itching; perineum (between rectum and genitals)

Pain; pressing (pressure)

Pain; sudden, sharp; when body is upright

Skin and lining; out-break on skin around anus

Skin and lining; out-break on skin around anus; herpetic

Skin and lining; out-break on skin around anus; itching

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

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

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Male; Herpetic eruption on perineum

Prostate inflamed and swollen

Itching in urethra.

Female; Before menses, throbbing in head ( Kreos.) Leucorrhoea, profuse, albuminous ( Alum.; Bor.; Bov.; Calc

P.) Genitals sore and moist

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

Male; out-breaks on skin

Male; out-breaks on skin; herpetic

Male; out-breaks on skin; itching

Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum

Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; herpetic

Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; herpetic; between scrotum, and thighs

Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; itching

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

Male; itching; penis; foreskin

Male; itching; scrotum

Male; pain; sore; scrotum; between scrotum and thigh

Male; redness; scrotum

Male; redness; between thighs and scrotum

Male; testes and scrotum (balls); moisture, scrotum

Female; out-breaks on skin

Female; out-breaks on skin; herpetic

Female; irritation; itching

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); closing

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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

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Cracking noise in joints

Hands and feet; chapped hand (see roughness)

Hands and feet; chilblains

Hands and feet; chilblains; hands

Hands and feet; chilblains; feet

Hands and feet; chilblains; feet; inflammation

Hands and feet; chilblains; toes

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

Perspiration; upper limbs

Perspiration; leg

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

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

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

Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; fingers

Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; fingers; tips of

Skin; out-break on skin; upper limbs; boils

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

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

Skin; out-break on skin; lower limbs

Skin; out-break on skin; leg; boils

Skin; out-break on skin; leg; eczema

Skin; roughness; fingers; tips


Stiffness; joints

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness)

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); lower limbs

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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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Odour; offensive


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Injuries and accidents

Wounds; slow to heal

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Aversion to open air

Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity

Convulsions; continuous contraction

Eating and food; cabbage

Eating and food; foods which cause flatulence

Eating and food; sauerkraut

Heaviness; internally

Mucous secretions increased

Pain; cutting; externally

Pain; pressing; internally

While travelling

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