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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FEVER AND CHILL
Shivering with headache, and coldness in hands and face.
Chilliness in open air.
Frequent shivering over whole body, and, on becoming warm, excessive itching of skin.
Shivering or coldness, generally in evening (with heat at the same time), and sometimes with blueness of nails.
Sweat immediately after shivering.
Intermittent fever Violent chilliness and coldness of hands and face at 10 a.m.; half all hour later heat in the face, esp. in the eyes, with thirst.
Shaking fits, 7 p.m., followed by perspiration, first in face, later all over, except in legs, which are quite cold.
Fever in evening, with hot face and cold feet, after shivering.
Frequent flushes of heat.
Heat after midnight and in morning in bed.
Fever, with full pulse and burning sensation in skin.
Nocturnal sweat.≡ more ...