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
Awakened early morning by urgent desire for stool, which is gushing, watery; sharp, cutting, colicky pains below the navel; rumbling.
Stools slimy, preceded by colic; chronic diarrhoea; worse during the day; of bloody mucus; often profuse; yellowish, watery; weak feeling in bowels and rectum.
Diarrhoea from cabbage, sour-krout; after riding in a carriage.
Stool insufficient, difficult, hard, in lumps.
Piles and fissures of the anus; great itching; scurf on borders of anus.
Excrescences on and in the anus, moist, irregular.≡ more ...