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
Fever and chill
Coldness in bed, in the evening, so that she could not get warm, then night-sweat.
Cold feet, every evening.
Chilliness in the evening, then flying heat in the face.
Febrile rigor, every evening.
Excessive chill from the morning till noon, with dull headache and drawing toward the forehead, all the day (aft. 24 d.).
Sever chill in the forenoon at 10 o'clock, with coldness of the hands and of the face, without thirst for half an hour; then in the afternoon, heat in the face, especially in the eyes, with thirst, for one hour.
Severe internal febrile rigor, in the evening at 10 o'clock, for one-quarter of an hour, for several evenings.
Chill through the whole body, he has to lie down (aft. 72 h.).
Chilly every afternoon, at three or four o'clock, for two hours, attended with cold hands and with dryness in the mouth.
Febrile coldness at 6 P.M. with blue nails (aft. 7 d.).
Fever and chill, with complete prostration and painful sensation in the whole body (aft. 2 d.).
Febrile rigor at 7 P.M. for one hour, then sweat in the face, and on the whole body, except the lower limbs, which were quite cold at the time (aft. 6 d.).
Fever, with full pulse and burning in the skin, but without pain.
Heat in the head, with cold, moist hands.
Heat before midnight, with burning pain in the mouth; after midnight, a chill (aft. 4 d.).
With internal heat of the body, heat and dryness in the windpipe; at the same time uncomfortableness, irritation and exhaustion.
Heat and chill at the same time (almost like a febrile rigor), both internally, at 10 P.M., with disposition to weep.
Heat in the whole body, in the morning on awaking.
Heat, for several evenings, from five to six o'clock (aft. 9 d.).
Sensation of heat on the whole body, for thirty-six hours.
Flushes of heat all over the body (aft. 5 d.).
Flushes of heat six or eight times a day, so that she at once perspired all over.
Flushes of heat in the face, hands burning hot, parched tongue and agitated breath, every evening from five till six o'clock.
He very easily falls into perspiration.
Sweat of the legs, extending beyond the knees, and of the fore-arms, especially on the wrist-joints.
Profuse night-sweat (aft. 6 d.).
Very profuse night-sweat (aft. 14 h.).
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