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Petroleum - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Pneumonia on the right side (possibly caused by dashing with cold water),

Oppression of the chest, at night, and restless sleep,

Pressure and digging in the chest,

Pressure and tightness in the chest, in the afternoon,

Sticking in the chest and constrictive pain in the head on coughing,

Sticking in the chest,

The chest is very sensitive to cold air, and if she sits in it, the chest is very much oppressed, for several days afterwards,

Feeling of coldness in the chest, in the praecordial region,

Front and Sides.

Pressure upon the upper part of the sternum, at night, disappearing after eructations,

Pressure upon the sternum, in the morning,

A griping pressure above the chest from the forepart,

Sticking-cutting pain in the forepart, from the right side of the chest to the left, if he bends the body to the left (during a meal),

Violent pain in the chest below the arm, more tearing than sticking; it lasts the whole night, after going to bed,

Sticking in the right, then in the left side of the chest, just under the arm,

Acute pressive-drawing pain on the left short ribs, on the left chest, and in the right hypochondrium,

Violent stitches in the side,


Very painful cramplike spasm in the chest, that takes away the breath, immediately after eating, in the morning and at noon; stooping relieved, though the difficulty of breathing returned on rising again,

Oppression of the chest and difficult breathing, more while sitting than while walking,

Violent stitch at the heart, taking away the breath,

Pulse and respiration imperceptible,

Respiration short and rapid (after half an hour),

Difficult respiration, especially on ascending steps, on beginning to walk, and on loud talking,

Sobbing respiration (second day),

If the child fell down once or hit against anything, it immediately lost its breath,

Dyspnoea, in the evening, for several hours,

Dyspnoea and suffocation, as from constriction of the trachea, with tickling, provoking a dry cough,

Complete asphyxia,

Bronchi and Trachea.

Bronchial catarrh, with frothy, wine-yellow sputum of an oleaginous appearance and consistence (after three weeks),

Rattling in the trachea on breathing, in the evening, in bed,

Rattling in the trachea, in the evening, in bed, before falling asleep,


Voice weak (after half an hour),

Hoarseness, in the afternoon,

Great hoarseness, for several days,

Cough and Expectoration.

Cough always on smoking,

Dry vexatious cough that takes away the breath; she cannot cough it out,

Coughing and retching,

Cough towards evening, caused by irritation, low down in the trachea, affecting the chest,

Cough, at night,

Very violent cough, only at night, after falling asleep,

Cough from low down in the chest (after three days),

Cough, with scraping in the throat (after four days),

Cough, caused by dryness in the throat (after ten days),

Short cough (after eighteen days),

Cough, caused by scraping in the throat (after nineteen days),

Violent cough and much expectoration for eight days (after twenty-three days),

Profuse expectoration of grayish-white mucus from the pharynx,

Heart and pulse

Great praecordial anxiety (after two hours),

At times, palpitation for a moment,

A kind of palpitation extends as far as the umbilicus, in the evening, while sitting still,

Violent circulation of blood, on slight motion,

Violent orgasm of blood, in the evening, with a bitter taste,

Violent pulse, especially on walking and going upstairs (after two or three days),

Violent pulse, while walking, with paleness of the face and difficult speech (after nine days),

Pulse 140 (after twelve hours); 130 (second day); 100 (third day); 80 (fourth day),

Pulse excited,

Pulse excited, hard, not compressible, 60 to the minute (in health, 80); afterwards sank to 48 (after half an hour),

Extremely small, thready pulse,

Pulse contracted (after two hours),

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