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Petroleum - Throat symptoms

Crude Rock-oil, Petrol, Petrol.

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HPUS label indication: Nausea

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.


Choking, constricting

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Dryness; larynx
Dryness; larynx; during heat
Dryness; morning
Dryness; trachea (wind pipe)

External throat; perspiration
External throat; stiffness of sides
External throat; stiffness of sides; right

Feels hot; trachea (wind pipe)

Glazed appearance

Hawks often
Hawks often; morning

Inflammation; chronic
Inflammation; tonsils; tonsils indurated (hard from inflammation)

Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing

Liquids drunk are forced into nose

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; left; extending to right

Mucus; morning

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; gullet
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; air passages
Pain; rawness; trachea (wind pipe, see chest)
Pain; rawness; when swallowing
Pain; sore
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; sudden, sharp; extending to ear; when swallowing
Pain; sudden, sharp; on swallowing
Pain; swallowing; food
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

Paralysis; gullet

Scraping; morning


Sensation of something in throat; crawling

Sounds; rattling trachea (wind pipe, see respiration)

Swallowing; food lodges in the throat
Swallowing; food passes into nose (see also liquids)
Swallowing; impossible; during period

Swelling; tonsils; from fluid build-up

Tickling in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; in trachea (wind pipe)


Voice; hoarseness
Voice; hoarseness; afternoon
Voice; hoarseness; with running nose
Voice; weak
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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.