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How to get rid of a hickey fast

Updated on May 30, 2015

Get rid of that hickey now!

Alright, I've got some bad news for you. There is no fast way to get rid of a hickey if you've waited a while before treating it. A hickey is essentially a bruise under the skin, and it will heal in a few days like any bruise. There are some things you can do to make it go away faster, and if you just received a hickey there are some things you can do right now that will greatly improve your chances of being able to go to work tomorrow.

Apply ice to a hickey

The first thing you need to do is apply ice to the affected area. This is basic first aid, as you'd do this for any bruise. Get it nice and cold to limit blood flow to the area. You can also use a cold spoon to massage the area and spread the bruise back into the skin. A hickey is dead blood cells, so you want to do whatever you can to help your body reabsorb those cells so it can get rid of them and not have them appear like a sign on your neck. You can also gently use a comb to disperse the bruised area.

Take some Excedrin and apply heat

You can take some Excedrin to lessen the pain of a hickey and also to thin out the blood. After about 24 hours you want to apply heat to the area, which will increase blood flow and help your body remove the dead tissue from the area so it can heal.


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