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How To Get Rid Of Hickey [Only Two Simple Methods]

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How to get rid of hickey, hickey is a minor injury it can be healed naturally. But actual problem is that we don’t want to show up the hickey to anybody never. So we want to get healed faster.

So here are I discussed two easy and simple method you can follow in your home to get rid of hickey fast.

Before going to know the methods I want to explain that your hickey could be a memory and sweet moments but getting hickies are not always sweet memories it could be a bad experience for your health perspective.

Don’t worry ! Hickey can’t kill a person it’s a minor injury to your superficial skin.

But here also found that a people is dead due to hickey actually a blood clots from hickey caused a decrease blood flow to brain that result in Brain dead and he is no more now.


What is Hickey or Hickies ?

Actually hickey is a bruise lesion of skin that is a mark of sucking biting or kissing. Hickey is formed due to bursting small tiny vein under the skin.

It’s also called bug bite, love bite and kiss mark.

It is intentional bite or lesion, because of that reason it found mostly on face, neck, arms and upper body. So sometime Hickies can create a very painful condition.

And people often think that how to treat and get rid of these worsen hickey. And also there are some peoples who enjoyed by giving or getting it and they don’t have pained and some people found its very worse and painful.

How It’s Dangerous For Your Health

There is no need to hospitalized for the only reason of hickies for the treatments.


Because it’s usually healed within few days. And everyone knows that it could be embarrassed thing for some peoples to share to anyone or even doctors.

Nobody wants to share or show hickey to any person if hickey did not pain or worse.

They want to make memory with hickey as love bite. But if hickey getting too much time to heal or if hickies getting worse and becoming a serious wound then required medical attention.

So don’t worry it can be healed easily even you don’t do anything for healing it will be healed naturally.

But if hickey are painful and getting worse than here are some home remedies you can apply before going to hospital and other medical treatments settings.


2 Easy Methods For Treatment of Hickey To Get Rid Faster

There are two methods to get rid of hickey one is

  1. Cold Application Methods that are effective if it’s apply early as possible after just getting hickey means within 12 hours of hickey.And second methods is.
  2. Hot Application Methods for uncommon hickey that is more than a days.

Usually hickey fade away after few days or a week. But if the Hickies getting worse or if you want to get rid of hickies faster.

Then these two simple methods will help you to boost healing and fade out the lesion of hickies.

Here are these two simple methods that is followed in 8th steps.

Steps to Apply These (Two) Simple Methods To Get Rid Of Hickey

Step 1 : Cold Application

Start a cold compression on the site of hickey to provide vasoconstriction effects on that bruised area that stimulates tiny blood vessels to stop if any bleeding occur.


Wrap ice in a towel or thin cloth and placed over hickey. Ensure there is no direct contact of ice, and your skin, place a cloth or something like Sponge towel is best for use.

Direct contact of ice and your skin also get ice burn so take care.

How to make a cold compression here you can use an ice pack or cold things like spoon, you can use for compression on your bruised area.

Spoon can be used put the spoon on your freezer for 5-20 minutes then apply on your hickey. Don’t cold your spoon too much otherwise it can cold burn.

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The cold compression can be followed early as possible after just got hickey.

Step 2 : Petroleum Jelly

Now start a lotion or any antiseptic cream or even petroleum jelly can be used on wound to prevent infection and the shoothe hickies and boost healing process. Arnica Gel also given this is medically approved ointments

Step 3 : Hot Application

Hot application can be applied after few hours of cold compression to promote healing.

Because hot compression or application promote vasodilation on wound site and increased circulation to the wound site and started scaring the wound.

But ensure that hot and cold application both are not applied at a time. It can harm or hurt your wound and caused to bleed.


Because cold application is provided for bleeding control and constrict the minute or tiny vein that are oozing (if any) on your hickey.

But hot application helps vasodilation that means chances of bleeding.

The hot application is given after one day or within 48 hours of hickey.

This hot application works by dilated your vessels and stimulate healing, and promote circulation in which increased blood flow to the hickey site.

So the debris on wound site can be cleared up by blood flow after hot application.


The dark mark also gets fade away after massage with ointments or even by hot application.

How to prepare hot application?
Just take boiled water in a bowl, and put your towel in it.

And ensure that the temperature of water should not be either too much hot or not too much cold.

Otherwise, you can burn your skin as well as your hand. So just check temperature by touching hot water in bowl. And towel can be used for hot application on hickey.

Step 4 : Rubbing The Area

Take a firm bristles like things like the toothbrush or any substitute like Comb or vibrating toothbrush also help in rubbing on Hickey site to clear up marks.


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Rubbing should be start from centre of hickies to outwards

Ensure that it’s not hard or not penetrating to your lesion otherwise it can be swelled and bleed.

Rubbing with toothbrush help to promote healing and help in fading marks.

You can use coin for rubbing the Hickies sites direction of central to outwards.


Step 5 : Use Alcohol or spirit

Used alcohol immediately on hickies. It can be used early and before cold compression also. For cooling and shoothing effects.

Banana peeling also can used on hickies for these cooling and shoothing purpose. Peel a cold banana and apply on your hickey.

Step 6 : Massage

Provide massage most important it is more reliable for blood flow on site. Placed hard on your hickey and rub it keep doing this for at least 15-20 minutes.

And gently massage can be done daily or as needed. For increased blood flow on the site of hickey. You can use your fingers for massaging direction of central to outwards.

That promotes healing process of hickey and help in get fast in healing, or wound.


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You can use Aloe Vera, cut a part and apply directly on the Hickies, helps to get rid faster.

Step 7 : Using Oils

Peppermints oils and olive oil or mint toothpaste also cans used on Hickey. But mint based oils or toothpaste will start a shiver or tingling sensation.

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Aftershivering or tingling stopped apply a hot towel and wipe that area.


I recommend to use olive oil on hickey that is purely natural effects for wounds that will help to faster getting rid of hickey.
See the Figaro olive oil uses and benefits.

Step 8 : Medicines To Be Used

In medicine you can be used the aloe Vera cream. That will be great for hickey or any kind of superficial wound or bruised open wound.

Vitamin E can be taken or can be used on wound which is found combined with aloe Vera cream so don’t need to take separately Vitamin E. These help the burst vessels under your skin to heal or mend quicker.

You can take vitamin C supplement or take orange juice thrice a day.

Medical Treatment To Get Rid Of Hickey

Usually hickies doesn’t need medical attention. It is usually healed and completely fade off within a week.


But In case it doesn’t heal or got worse condition or wound then there is an only option in a get hospitalized and take treatment there for your hickey.

So following are the basic medical treatment of hickey is given.

1 Giving antiseptics or antibiotics ointments for your wound. Like Clotrimazole, metronidazole and soframycin etc.

2 Giving antis inflammatory ointments like Betamethasone dexamethasone etc.

3 Providing a wound wet sterile dressing on site of hickey.


4 Magnesium sulfate ointments dressing to wound area.

5 Provide Braden scale for your fluids level of your body that affects to your skin that can be maintained skin integrity.

6 Painkillers medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen or Diclofenac sodium medicines are provided.

7.Also aspirin can be given in tablet form or topical ointments for pain and heal fast.

8. Zinc supplement and vitamin C also given.


What’s About Hickies In India ? And how they treated hickies to get rid of it ?

In India hickey is not famous too much like other places.Because the Indian peoples are shy, and they don’t show and never share to anyone if anything is happened like hickey.

If anything goes wrong then they prefer directly doctor and go to hospital for the treatment.

Either it’s hickey or intimacy related problems, they feel shy to show or share.

And in India they apply Home remedies for Hickey first and if hickies got healed they don’t prefer anything. But if didn’t healed they prefer medical attention to get rid of hickey.

FAQ About Hickey

How are hickeys bad for you? And how hickies get rid faster?

No Hickies are not bad for your health it doesn’t cause any serious illness like cancer. It is just a minor injury due to bursting blood vessels under the skin due to sucking or kissing or biting the skin with force that much that can burst or break the tiny vein beneath skin.


Hickey can be treated to heal faster by applying these two mentioned methods. That will help you to get rid of hickey fast.

What do hickeys mean to guys?

A Hickey is mean a lot for everyone. Because it is very emotional marks or bonding proof for your love partner.

Now a days it is addressed as love bite that can be a part of your love life saved as a sweet memories or moments.

How long does it take for a hickey to go away?

If you left your hickies as normal it will be healed naturally within 2 days to 2 weeks. But it can be boost to heal faster within a week or less than a week by applying some home remedies that are I discussed above.

Can hickeys kill you?

No Hickey is bruised mark of skin it is just a mark nothing more than a minor skin injury.


But it can be fatal if the biting teeth punctured the blood vessels (vein or artery) that can lead to severe bleeding or lead to brain stroke that can kill you. So it is a rare case.

Are hickeys on breast bad?

Hickey on breast are not bad if your partner agree with that if she enjoyed that moment. But ensure that you arer giving a Hickey that is minor skin mark not wound. So Hickey on breast is not bad because it is also clear up after some days.

Do hickeys feel good?

During hickey both partner feels enjoy but person giving Hickey is feels more emotionally enjoyable than person getting.

Hickey feels good on your body because it makes you remember the time experienced with your love partners and the sweet memories.

What does Hickey mean sexually?

The Hickies means sexually is the emotional attachment with your love partner. It is a sexually aroused impulses that is expressed as love bite or hickies.


Hickey form when one or both partners having same sexual attachment feelings with each other.

Do guys give hickeys on purpose?

For some peoples it is given to make memories with a love mark.

And for some peoples it just make a mark to show up that he/she just did it.

Do hickeys turn you on?

Hickey is love mark when you got a Hickey the Hickies turn you on for express your love with your partner. Hickey turn you on to do love more than before.

Are hickeys painful?

Usually Hickeys are not painful it just minor pain sensation if you toch or rub that area. But some time it can be very painful if any burst vessels got blood clots and inflamed or infected.


My View on how to get rid of hickies faster

So guys let me tell you actually hickies are minor problem or a minor injury of skin due to bursting tiny blood vessels under the skin.

So it’s naturally healed within a week. There is no any other options to correct these problems faster like in minutes or hours.

Healing is a natural mechanism of our body and these mechanisms work by itself and how it’s long to heal is depends on the type and severity of injury.

So in this article I have discussed 2 methods to get rid of hickies faster. These methods are only help to boost the healing process or healing mechanism of our body.

It doesn’t means that after doing this your Hickey will get rid in a minute or hour. This method only help to prevent the further complications and fast the healing process of hickies.


If you have any questions, suggestions or any problem, do let me know through comments box.      Thanks……!

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