It’s pretty normal for youngsters to get a hickey in the heat of the moment. Some people get it intentionally while some others get it unintentionally. You may have also got one and felt guilty after getting it. Isn’t it? Now, you must be wondering – How long does a hickey last?
Hickey or love bite is nothing but a bruise that is caused by aggressive kissing or sucking the soft skin usually around the neck. When you get a hickey, the blood capillaries around the hickey area break. Love mark will torment you till these capillaries are healed.
The worst thing about hickeys is you have to hide them from your parents to avoid the scolding or embarrassment and also from your friends or colleagues until they vanish completely.
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How long does a hickey last if left untreated?
I have a friend who said that her hickey lasted for a month. Like seriously?
She was making a fool out of me. This is next to IMPOSSIBLE.
Because a hickey will last only for 7-14 days depending on the severity of the hickey and your body’s healing power.
Hickeys aren’t dangerous and will not leave permanent marks on your skin.
It’ll heal just like any other bruise you get. The blood clotted in the tissue around hickey area will slowly spread into the surrounding tissue, disperse and will be dissolved and absorbed slowly.
Although your body will heal up the hickey itself, yet you can speed up the recovery process by following some home remedies to get rid of hickeys. Sooner you use home remedies to get rid of love bite, sooner the hickies will be healed.
After reading the article, you must have got the answer to your query – How long does a hickey last? Next time, be careful before your partner gives you a hickey. Don’t forget to share the article with your needy friends. If you’ve any query related to the topic – Feel free to ask us in the comments below.
Don’t forget to share the article with your needy friends. If you’ve any query related to the topic – Feel free to ask us in the comments below.
FAQs About Hickeys
Is it true that people with iron deficiency get hickeys easily?
Of course, yes, iron is an important component of your blood, and when there is a deficiency of it, you tend to bruise easily.
So, does that mean hickeys are just bruises?
Yes, you got it right. But the only difference is – Normal bruises give you pain, but hickeys give you pleasure. 😉
Are hickeys dangerous?
I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news but there are some dangers in getting a hickey. If (unfortunately) your partner has oral herpes, then your skin’s contact with their cold sores has the ability to pass the virus to you.
Is there any sure-fire way to cure hickeys?
Well, you can make the hickey lighter but there’s no “cure” for hickeys. Some people swear by ice and arnica salve, but it just reduces the swelling. So, let them run their course.
Can love bites cause stroke?
YES and I’m not kidding. In 2011, a woman from New Zealand suffered a stroke when her partner gave her a hickey.
The reason behind it is – The love bite created a blood clot in her neck which resulted in the stroke, and paralyzed her left arm.
Though this is the only reported hickey induced stroke and you never know when the next one can strike.
Is it mean to give your partner a hickey?
Well, it is mean to do anything to anyone if he/she doesn’t want it or didn’t ask for it.
But, if your partner likes getting hickeys then go for it. So, the next time, you’ve got the strong urge to suck on your sweetie’s neck, show some manners and ask for permission. 😉
And if you’ve all the luck, then you’ll have it. 🙂