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Petroleum - Mouth symptoms - Hahnemann

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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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Pimple in the corner of the mouth, with shooting pain.

Pustule on the chin, painful when touched.

Drawing and tension on the jaw, below the ear.

The articulation of the right jaw is easily sprained, in the morning in bed, with great pains.

Swelling on both sides of the lower jaw, painful when stooping and when pressing upon it.

Swelling of the submaxillary glands.

Both the cuspidati feel too long, in the morning.

In the mouth, ulcers form on the inner side of the cheek.

Fetor of the mouth, at times like garlic, at times putrid.

Very pappy mouth for twenty days.

Slimy in the mouth, and no appetite for eating and drinking.

Bitterness in the mouth, after breakfast, with scraping in the throat and eructation.


Eruption on the lips.

Scurfy pimple over the upper lip, with shooting pain per se not when touched.

Lips, cracked.

Furuncle on the lower lip.

Gums and teeth

Toothache, with thickly swollen cheeks; she cannot lie still at night for pains, but has to sit up in bed.

Pain in the teeth when fresh air enters the mouth.

Pressive pain in the right molars.

Drawing toothache.

Drawing pains in the upper front teeth, with sensation of coldness (aft. 10 d.).

Tearing in the hollow tooth, from evening till midnight, with sore pain in the gums.

Cutting and contractive pain in the teeth.

Stitch in the (hollow) fore tooth.

Shooting toothache, as with knives, in both jaws; worse at night; she could not stay in bed.

Shooting jerks in the teeth, every evening at 1130 o'clock.

Pain in the teeth, as if they were festering, with beating pressure in the right jaw, extending to the ear and the posterior cervical muscles.

Boring toothache.

Sensation of numbness of the teeth, and pain when biting upon them.

All the lower and in part also the upper teeth are prominent, and pain as if festering.

The teeth are always covered with impurities.

The gums are painful, when chewing, as if sore.

The gums between the lower fore teeth are, as it were, inflamed, with shooting and burning pains.

Swelling of the gums, with shooting pain when touched.

Blister on the gums.

Pustule on the gums above the hollow tooth, like a dental fistula.

Black hollow vesicle on a lower molar, sensitive to water and cold air; the tooth pains as soon as the mouth is opened.


Dryness in the mouth, in the morning.

Dryness in the mouth and throat, in the morning, so severe that it intercepts the breathing.

Great dryness in the throat, causing much coughing.

Dryness in the throat, with eructation and lack of strength.

The mouth and nose are very full of mucus.


The tongue is covered with yellowish spots.

White tongue.

The tongue is coated, no matter how much it is scraped.

Coated tongue (aft. 4 d.).


Bad smell from the mouth; also the saliva smelled bad.

Bad smell of the mouth, sensible to others.

Slimy taste in the mouth, with white-coated tongue.

Sourish slimy taste in the mouth.

Sour taste in the mouth.

Bitter, sour taste in the mouth, in the morning.

Flat taste and saliva in the mouth, as from a spoiled stomach.

Taste in the mouth as from a spoiled stomach, with heaviness of the head.

Putrid taste in the mouth.

Putrid taste in the mouth, as from spoiled meat.


The tongue and the right side of the palate, down toward the cervical muscles, is so raw and sensitive that he dare not move in the mouth or eat anything hard; sourish and salty foods cause erosions, as if the tongue was eroded.

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