- a complex mixture of hydrocarbons and resins - naphthalan oil (70 parts) and paraffin (18 parts) with petrolatum (12 parts). Naftalan oil and its preparations, when exposed to the skin and mucous membranes, have a softening, absorbing, disinfecting and some analgesic effect. Applied externally to various skin diseases, inflammation of the joints and muscles (arthritis, myalgia, etc.), neuritis, neuralgia, radiculitis, burns, ulcers, bedsores. Assign alone or in combination with other drugs in the form of ointments, pastes, candles. Naftalan emulsion is also used for douching, compresses, tampons, baths.