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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The limbs go to sleep and become stiff.
Rheumatic stiffness of the joints, with cracking when moved.
Fetid sweat in the axillae.
Salt Rheum rheum on arms, red, raw, burning; moist or covered with thick crusts.
Deep, bloody rhagades on hands, thick crusts; worse during winter.
Brown or yellow spots on the arms.
Wrist feels sprained.
Burning in palms of hands.
Legs swollen from knee to ankle, purplish, oozing, or covered with scales or scabs, which are easily detached; itching and burning like fire.
Spreading, sloughing ulceration of the leg.
Herpes on knees and ankles.
Ulcers on toes, originating in blisters.
Hot swelling of the soles, with burning.
Heel painfully swollen and red; chilblains.
Feet swollen; cold.
Feet tender and bathed in a foul moisture.≡ more ...