Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Paraffinum may help, unprocessed Paraffinum is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Paraffinum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Valuable in uterine affections. Particularly serviceable, in constipation. Knife-like pains. Pains extend from one part to another, and alternate. Pain in stomach alternates with pain in throat and spine.
Lower triturations and thirtieth potency.≡ show all authors ...
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Twisting in left ear.
Left side of head and face suffer most; pains stinging and twisting
Pain as if a nail were driven in left side of vertex≡ show all authors ...
Vision dim; black specks before
Sensation as if there were fat on the eyes.≡ show all authors ...
Gums and teeth
Tearing, twisting pain in teeth down to lower jaw
Full of saliva; feels sticky; bitter taste.≡ show all authors ...
Burns, even of third degree, with sloughing and sepsis
Wash with sterile water and dry and spray with paraffine, and cover with thin layer of cotton
Useful also in frost bites.≡ show all authors ...
Stomach; Hungry all the time
Pain across stomach
Pain in stomach alternates with pain in throat and spine, extends to chest with belching
Fixed pain in left hypochondrium, as if parts were being twisted
Palpitation with stomach pains.
Pain in lower abdomen, extending to genitals, rectum and coccyx; better, sitting.≡ show all authors ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Frequent desire for stool
Obstinate constipation in children ( Alumina Alumina; Nyctanthes.) Chronic constipation, with hemorrhoids and continual urging to stool, without result.≡ show all authors ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Very hot urine with burning pains in vulva.
Nipples pain when touched, as if sore inside
Stabbing pain in mons veneries
Female; Menses too late, black, abundant≡ show all authors ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Pain in spine extending to inguinal region and in both loins, when ascending the stairs
Feeling of electric shocks in all joints
Wrenching pain in calves, extending into toes, in joints
Feet swollen with tearing in ankles and soles.≡ more ...