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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.
Relationships
Compare: Carbo; Graph.; Sulph.; Phos.
Complementary: Sepia.
Antidotes: Nux; Coccul.
Dose
Third to thirtieth and higher potencies. Material doses often better.

SKIN

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

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

Bed-sores

Chilblains, moist, itch and burn

Itching at night

Rhagades Worse in winter.

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; after scratching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; around about ulcer
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; in margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; cancerous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; scanty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; watery
Abnormal growths; ulcers; fungus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus; with pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gnawing, biting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; with red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching; around about
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like eczema
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless, slow developing
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating
Abnormal growths; ulcers; red with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; in red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; superficial
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by blisters
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by pimples
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; unhealthy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with cold feeling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with deep hole (fistula)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with elevated, hardened margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jagged margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jerking pain
Abnormal growths; warts
Abnormal growths; warts; burning
Abnormal growths; warts; painful
Abnormal growths; warts; pulsating

Becomes sore when lying down
Becomes sore when lying down; feeling

Blisters
Blisters; black
Blisters; generating pus
Blisters; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Blisters; winter

Chapping

Coldness
Coldness; after scratching
Coldness; icy; in spots
Coldness; spots

Contraction

Cracks
Cracks; burning
Cracks; deep, bloody
Cracks; in winter
Cracks; itching

Discoloration; brown, liver spots
Discoloration; freckles
Discoloration; moles (see abnormal growths)
Discoloration; red
Discoloration; red; after scratching
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; spots; smooth
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

Dry

Generally unhealthy

Inactivity

Inflammation
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation), nodules, etc.; red; hard and tender
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); after scratching
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); blisters
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling
Inflammation; tendency to inflame

Itching
Itching; burning
Itching; during chill
Itching; gnawing, biting
Itching; morning; in bed
Itching; must scratch; until it is raw
Itching; smarting
Itching; stinging
Itching; without visible out-break on skin

Loss of feeling

Moisture
Moisture; after scratching
Moisture; spots

Out-breaks on skin
Out-breaks on skin; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; bleeding; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; blisters
Out-breaks on skin; blotches
Out-breaks on skin; blotches; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; greenish
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; yellow
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; dry
Out-breaks on skin; dry; bleeding after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Out-breaks on skin; flat
Out-breaks on skin; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; gnawing, biting
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; burning
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; chapping
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; dry
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; itching
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; patches
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; red
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; zoster, zona
Out-breaks on skin; itching
Out-breaks on skin; large, round pimples on hardened base
Out-breaks on skin; leprosy
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular; rosy (erythema)
Out-breaks on skin; painful
Out-breaks on skin; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Out-breaks on skin; pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; inflamed
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); long established
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; burning
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; itching
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; dry
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; moist
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; hereditary
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); suppurating (producing pus), which dries to blackish crusts
Out-breaks on skin; small, solid, no pus
Out-breaks on skin; smarting
Out-breaks on skin; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Out-breaks on skin; with swelling

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after scratching
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); after scratching (must scratch it raw)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; after scratching
Pain; pain after scratching
Pain; ulcerative pain
Pain; ulcerative pain; after scratching

Rough

Sensitive

Swelling
Swelling; inflamed
Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms
Swelling; spongy

Tension

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