Yes, tho the heat is an effective way to assist it to enter in many use it cold tho I find it so thick that I often wonder how much is actually being absorbed into any clothing. In a search you can find a story of an older man who swore by its use and used plastic bed sheets and covered his body each nite w CO before sleeping.
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Also u mention not wanting to do the epsom flush, try a CO flush, its certainly easier and less caustic.