Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Tightness of the chest at night, and restless sleep.
The chest is very sensitive to cold air, and after being exposed to it, she feels next day a great tightness on the chest.
Pressure and tightness on the chest, in the afternoon.
Pressure on the sternum, in the morning.
Pressure on the upper part of the sternum, at night, disappearing through eructations.
Compressive squeezing on the chest, from the anterior part.
Pressure and digging in the chest.
Acutely pressive drawing pain on the left short ribs, on the left side of the chest and in the right hypochondrium.
Shooting in the right side of the chest, then in the left side, just below the arm.
Shooting, cutting pain, anteriorly, from the right side of the chest to the left, when he (during a meal) bends his body toward the left side.
Shooting pain in the chest.
Shooting pain on the chest, and contractive pain in the head, when coughing.
Violent stitches in the side.
Sensation of coldness in the chest, in the cardiac region.
Occasional momentary palpitation.
A sort of palpitation, extending to the navel, while sitting still, in the evening.
On the chest under the arm, a severe pain, more tearing than shooting, it prevented him from sleeping all night.
The nipples itch, and have a mealy covering.
The breathing is oppressed, especially when going up stairs, when beginning to walk, and when talking loudly.
Whenever the child fell down, or knocked against something, its breathing was at once arrested.
When breathing at night in bed, rattling in the windpipe.
Rattling in the windpipe, and dry cough, in the evening in bed, before going to sleep.
Asthma and broken windedness, as from constriction of the windpipe, with tickling, causing a dry cough.
Asthma, in the evening, for several hours.
Short breath (aft. 18 d.).
Tightness of the chest and shortness of breath, more while sitting than while walking.
Violent stitch as far as the heart, taking away his breath.
Severe hiccup, twice in the evening and then much sneezing (aft. 36 h.).
Sever hiccup, some three times a day, for several days.≡ more ...