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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RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Difficult, hard, knotty, and insufficient evacuations.
Frequent diurnal stools, sometimes with evacuation of serous, yellowish matter.
Diarrhoea, often preceded by cuttings (colic only during the day).
Mucous stools, often mixed with blood.
Burning pain in rectum after evacuation.
Itching tetters in perineum.
Diarrhoea agg. from riding in carriage.
In anus burning itching; pressure.
Weakness of rectum.
Piles with great itching, agg. at night from heat of bed; agg. from rubbing or scratching.
Fissure with great rawness.≡ more ...