There is no immediate cure for a hickey, but you can take steps to make it less noticeable. As soon as possible press ice onto the area. This will help keep the redness down. Rubbing can also help. Use a spoon, brush, or comb and be very gentle. You can also try putting Visine or Vitamin K directly on the skin to reduce redness further. If you've tried everything and you're still embarrassed to go out, use an old standby. Heavy concealer, turtlenecks, and scarves are all classics for a reason.
The most tried and true down-home remedy for hickeys is a cold spoon. Place a regular metal spoon in the freezer until it's frosted and then take it out and hold it to your neck or wherever the hickey is and the coldness will take the color out of it.
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Last edited at 8:59AM on 10/1/2012
The best thing you can do is to work all of the known cures together... Start with ice or the cold spoon for the first few hours. After that scrape it with a coin and put some ointment on it. After like twelve hours take an anti-inflammatory and heat the area. You can get rid of it almot completely in a day! I read a bit about it here: http://www.whatisahickey.com/How-to-Get-Rid-of-a-Hickey.php