Apparently, hickeys can cause much more damage than those nasty purple bruises. In a horrific turn of events a teenage boy from Mexico lost his life owing to a ‘hickey.’
According to the reports, 17-year-old Julio Macias Gonzalez started having convulsions while he was dining with his family.
The Paramedics reached the spot as soon as they could but were unable to save Julio.
Earlier that evening, Julio was with his 24- year old girlfriend who seemed to have disappeared post the incident.
It was reported that perhaps the suction that caused the hickey caused the blood clot which traveled to the Julio’s brain. This resulted in the fatal stroke.
As unusual as it sounds, this is not the only incident where a lovebite resulted in some serious consequences.
In 2011, a 44-year old women from New Zealand suffered a stroke after a clot caused by a lovebite traveled to her heart. Fortunately, the women recovered.
Love bites are just bruises which are a result of strong sucking action. The sucking causes the capillaries present beneath the skin’s surface to rupture, causing the bruise.