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Petroleum - Mouth symptoms

Crude Rock-oil, Petrol, Petrol.

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

BETTER, warm air; lying with head high; dry weather.
Worse, dampness, before and during a thunderstorm, from riding in cars, Passive motion; in winter, eating, from mental states.
Compare: Carbo; Graph.; Sulph.; Phos.
Complementary: Sepia.
Antidotes: Nux; Coccul.
Third to thirtieth and higher potencies. Material doses often better.


Biting self; tongue

Bleeding; gums

Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); red; soft palate (back of roof of mouth)
Discoloration; tongue; purple
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; white; centre
Discoloration; tongue; white; centre; dark streaks along edges

Dryness; morning
Dryness; with thirst

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; pus-filled pimples; gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; painful
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; painful; when biting teeth together

Gums; abscess
Gums; boils on gums
Gums; fistula (hole)
Gums; suppurating (producing pus)

Inflammation; tongue

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); garlicky
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); like onions
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Pain; burning, raw and smarting
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; gums

Saliva; mucus, slime
Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky)
Saliva; offensive smelling
Saliva; offensive
Saliva; offensive; morning
Saliva; scanty
Saliva; slimy (see taste)
Saliva; sour (see taste)

Salivation; while walking

Sensitive; tongue

Swelling; gums
Swelling; gums; painful
Swelling; tongue; sensation of

Taste; bad
Taste; bitter-sour
Taste; bitter
Taste; bitter; after stress
Taste; fatty, greasy (see rancid)
Taste; flavourless
Taste; mushy (see flavourless)
Taste; putrid
Taste; rancid
Taste; slimy
Taste; sour
Taste; stale

Teeth; abscess of roots
Teeth; coldness
Teeth; decay, hollow
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; numbness
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; boring
Teeth; pain; canines
Teeth; pain; comes on suddenly (see intermittent)
Teeth; pain; cutting
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; in bed
Teeth; pain; in the open air
Teeth; pain; incisors
Teeth; pain; lower teeth
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; night
Teeth; pain; night; before midnight
Teeth; pain; pressing
Teeth; pain; pulling
Teeth; pain; right
Teeth; pain; sitting quiet; sitting up in bed
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; when biting; when biting teeth together
Teeth; pain; when pulled in from air
Teeth; pain; while lying down
Teeth; pain; with swelling of cheek
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth
Teeth; sense of numbness

Tongue; enlarged (see swelling)
Tongue; pointed tongue
Tongue; sensation as if tongue swollen
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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.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.