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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In the arm, here and there, a sudden cramp-like pressure.
Muscular twitchings on the arms.
Early in bed, the arm stretches, he has to extend it involuntarily.
Drawing pain in the right arm, then in the head.
Stitches upward and downward, in the whole of the right arm, across the elbow, especially when bending the arm, but also when at rest.
The left arm goes to sleep, for several days.
The arms and hands readily go to sleep, at night, when he lies on them.
Great weakness in the arms.
Internal trembling in the arm.
Erysipelatous inflammation of the skin on the arm, with burning pain.
Yellow spots, on the right arm (aft. 6 d.).
On the upper arm, a severe cramp, when holding in the hand even the lightest object, and renewed by the slightest motion; the deltoid muscle becomes quite hard; the next day the spot is painful as if bruised.
Sharp pressure on the right upper arm, commencing like twitching (aft. 16 d.).
Tearing in the right upper arm.
Paralysis around the elbow joint for two days.
Itching in the bend of the elbow (aft. 12 d.).
On the fore-arm, a furuncle, with shooting pain when touched.
The wrist-joint pains, as if strained.
Drawing pain in the right hand, and the index (3d d.).
Shooting in the right hand, extending into the fingers, in the morning in bed (aft. 15 d.).
She is continually cold on the hands, she must cover and wrap them up.
Burning in the palms (aft. 4 d.).
Burning in the hands, in the morning on awaking (aft. 6 d.).
First, heat of the hands, then perspiration of the palms.
Much sweat of the hands.
The skin of the hands is chapped and rough.
Cracked, fissured skin of the hands, full of chaps (aft. 13 d.).
Itching in the palms (aft. 16 d.).
In the fingers, a drawing, for some moments.
Drawing in the tips of the fingers.
A scratching pain on the posterior joint of the right thumb.
Shooting pain in the anterior joint of the right index, as from a splinter in the bone, externally it itches.
Transient stitches in the ball of the right thumb (aft. 6 d.).
Sprained pain in the posterior joint of the thumb.
Rigor in the evening, first of one finger, then also of the others, extending up through the whole of the arm, with tendency to faint; by quickly going into the open air all the symptoms disappeared, except a continued palpitation and heaviness in the arms (aft. 19 d.).
Itching on the joints of the fingers.
Rough, fissured, cracked tips of the fingers, with shooting and cutting pains (aft. 8 d.).
The nails of the fingers are painful when grasped, as if they were bruised.
Pecking, in the wart on the finger, in the evening, in bed, when touched, it pains as if sore.
Burning pain in the wart on the finger, as if it would suppurate, in the evening in bed.
In the hip, pressure, when sitting.
Transient drawing pain in the left hip-joint (aft. 7 d.).
Sprained pain in the hip, beside the sacrum, when moving.
Redness and humid soreness, in the upper inner side of the thighs (aft. 12 d.).
Small, itching pimple in the corner between the scrotum and the thigh.
Severe shooting in an inveterate, painless, soft tumor, on the upper inner side of the right thigh.
Itching on a red herpetic spot, on the upper inner side of the thigh.
The lower limbs feel heavy.
Sensation of coldness in the right lower limb, at night.
Pain and stiffness in the lower limbs (aft. 5 d.).
Drawing pain in the left lower limb.
Restlessness in the lower limbs; he has to keep moving them to and fro.
The thighs are stiff and clumsy in walking.
Pain in the left thigh when moving; she could not rise from her seat on that account (aft. 8 d.).
Tensive pressure on the posterior side of the thigh above the hough.
Cramp in the thighs, all the day.
Transient, twitching pain in the left thigh (aft. 16 d.).
Inflamed large pimple, above the knee.
Large furuncle on the thigh (aft. 15 d.).
In the knee, tension, during the first step after sitting.
Cramp-like pain in the knee-joint.
Cramp in the left knee, when walking.
Straining and burning in the houghs.
Stiffness in the knees and legs.
Stiffness in the hough and the leg (aft. 9 d.).
Stiffness in the knees and ankles.
Jerking pain, with tickling, in the knee-joints.
Tearing in the left knee, in the evening; she could not stretch it.
Stitches in the knees.
Shooting in the right knee-joint, as from a sprain; in the evening, when walking and lying down, not when sitting.
Bruised pain in the knees and the tibiae.
Pain, as after a blow, on the patella.
Constant paralyzing, stinging sensation of being asleep, extending from above the knee down into the foot, when walking and sitting.
Weakness in the right knee, when walking; it disappears when the walk is continued.
Painful weakness in the knees; in the morning, just after rising from bed.
Cracking in the knee, as if one of the cartilages was displaced, with pain on moving it.
Large, red spot on the left knee, later on with pressive pain.
Frequently a cold spot on the knee, from which a cold stream passes through the whole lower limb.
The legs, and especially the ankles, feel as if enclosed by an iron band.
Pain of the tibiae, when walking.
Cramp in the calves, the thighs and the feet, all the day.
Severe cramp in the legs (at once).
Cramp-like drawing in the right tibia.
Twitching of the right leg, beginning from the knee, painful, felt only while walking.
Tearing, shooting and pressing on a (formerly ulcerated) spot of the leg.
Eruptive blotches on both the calves, which itch violently.
On the foot, pressive pain and weakness below the external malleolus.
Pressure in the right heel.
Tension in the foot, when walking (aft. 7 d.).
Cramp in the sole of the foot, at night (aft. 8, 11 d.).
Stiffness of the foot, and when moving it cramp in the sole of the foot.
Momentary drawing in the foot, when walking.
Severe drawing and twitching in the feet (aft. 9 d.).
Tearing in the heel, in the morning, on awaking.
Cracking in the ankle-joint on moving the foot.
Stitches, like splinters, in the heel.
Beating in the soles of the feet, worst when getting to rest.
Sensation of swelling in the feet.
Swelling of the foot for several days.
Swelling and heat of the anterior part of the sole of the foot, for two evenings successively, for one hour, with burning.
Burning itching on the external malleolus.
Blisters on the heel.
Sweat of the soles of the feet.
Profuse sweat of the feet (aft. 56 d.).
The toes are drawn inward by cramp, in the evening.
Pressure in the ball of the big toe, as if it had been frozen, or as if there was an iron band around it.
Tearing drawing in the ball of the right big toe.
Stitches, like needle-pricks, crossing each other in the toes.
Sprained pain in the posterior joints of the toes, when treading.
Eruption between the toes.
In the corns, stitches.
Burning pain in the corns.≡ more ...