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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Swelling and induration of the glands; also after contusions.
Great sensibility of the surface of skin.
Itching, excoriated, and running spots on skin.
Brown and yellow spots on skin.
Eruption of itching and burning pustules.
Pruritus of the aged.
Dreadful irritation all over body, very intense in vagina, anus and perineum, preventing sleep (cured)
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Papular eruptions, esp. on face and lips.
Skin sore, crawling sensations.
The skin is hard to heal.
Skin unhealthy every injury tends to ulceration.
Ulcers with shooting pains often deep ulcers, with raised edges.
Proud flesh in ulcers.
When a person complains of eruption or itching at night (affecting scrotum particularly), the eruption being either dry or moist.
Chilblains particularly where they itch a good deal and are moist.
Exanthema corroding and spreading; very difficult to heal.
Sensibility of the skin in general.
Sores produced by lying in bed.
Corns on feet.
Chilblains, sometimes painful.≡ more ...