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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Gums and teeth
Ulcers on the inner cheek, painful when closing the teeth.
Sensation of coldness in teeth.
Toothache from contact with fresh, open air, at night, and with swelling of cheek.
Numbness of teeth, they pain when biting on them.
Swelling of the gums, with stinging, burning pain when touching them.
Great dryness of mouth and throat in morning, with much thirst.
The tongue coated white in centre, with dark streak along edges.
Fetid smell from mouth.
Saliva, offensive smelling.
Taste slimy, pappy, bitter; putrid; sour.≡ more ...