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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The throat feels a if closed by swelling.
When swallowing, part of the food gets up into the posterior nares.
Shooting sore throat, only when swallowing.
Shooting pain in the throat, when swallowing, as if this was impeded by a fish bone.
Violent tickling in the throat, extending to the ear, when swallowing.
Crawling in the fauces and the nose, as from snuff.
Scraping and scratching in the throat.
Roughness in the fauces, when swallowing.
Sense of rawness in swallowing, extending into the stomach (aft. 6 d.).
Sore pain in the throat, and as if suppurated.
Swelling in the throat, with dryness in the mouth.
The throat is full of mucus.
He always has to hawk up viscid mucus, especially in the morning.
Constant hawking up of mucus in the morning, with headache.
Hoarseness, in the afternoon.
Severe hoarseness, for several days.≡ more ...