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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Fetid sweat of axillae.
Drawing pains in arms and fingers.
Great weakness of arms.
Stiffness of arms and fingers.
Erysipelatous inflammation in arms.
Brown or yellow spots on arms.
Furunculi on forearm.
Tearings in hands.
Burning sensation in palms of hands.
Sweating of hands.
Pain in wrist-joint as if sprained.
Brown spots on wrist.
Bleeding fissures in hands and lingers, esp. in winter.
Salt-Rheum rheum, red, raw, burning; moist or covered with thick crusts.
Chilblains and warts on lingers.
Pricking and pain in waits on fingers, evening in bed.
Arthritic stiffness in joints of fingers.
Finger-nails painful when touched as if bruised.
Finger-tips rough, cracked, fissured, with sticking, cutting pain.
Cracking in joints of legs.
Cramps in thighs, calves, and feet (all day; in soles at night).
Furunculi in thighs and calves.
Tension in the ham.
Lancinations in knee.
Weakness of knee.
Herpes on knee.
Tuberous, itching eruption on calves of legs.
Herpes on ankle bones.
Burning sensation in soles.
Profuse perspiration on feet.
Foetid perspiration of feet with tenderness.
Coldness of feet.
Swelling of feet.
Hot swelling of soles.
Swelling and redness of heel with burning pain and shootings, agg. by walking.
Sensation of splinter in heel.
Chilblains on toes, esp. when they itch and are moist; itch and burn; inflamed in cold weather.
Ulcers on the toes, originating in blisters on the toes.
Corns on feet.
Burning and stitching in corns.
Obstinate superficial ulcers on toes, with elevated margins and red bases, with oozings.
Eruption between toes.≡ more ...