Home Remedy for Tiny Red Itchy Bumps on Chest and Back

Small itchy bumps on the chest and back can be caused due to various reasons such as allergies, viral infections, and physiological or hormonal changes in the body. Red itchy bumps are not disease in itself, but can be a symptom of other health conditions.


Small itchy bumps can be localized to a particular area in the body or spread all over. Red itchy bumps on the chest could be due to reasons like prickly heat, which is triggered due to overheating of the body. Hot weather and extreme sweating can cause the sweat glands to become blocked, leading to a heat rash or prickly heat. They first appear on the neck and upper chest and also on the back.

Other causes for small itchy bumps could be mononucleosis caused by viral infection, dermatitis caused by inflammation of the skin, measles, and chicken pox. They can be caused due to an allergic reaction. Antihistamines and antibiotics are recommended in some cases.

Home Remedies

Home remedies for small itchy bumps caused by prickly heat or other infections and allergic reactions are as follows:

  • Keep the body cool
  • Staying in less humid environments
  • Use medicated powder (available in the market) to soothe irritation
  • Wear loose fitting, cool clothing; cotton clothes and non-abrasive dress material are preferable
  • If children are affected, it is important to prevent them from scratching the bumps as that can worsen the condition.

The paste of sandalwood powder can be applied to the affected areas and allowed to sit overnight before washing. Sandal wood is regarded as being effective for healing such rashes and bumps. Sandalwood can also be used for any allergic condition as it is believed to be an excellent coolant. Adding rose water to the paste will be soothing and relieve the discomfort.

Calamine lotion can also be applied to prevent the spread of tiny bumps and soothe the itch. Oatmeal baths can be taken to bring relief if one is not allergic to it. Turmeric powder can be added to it and applied on the skin as turmeric has antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties and will hasten the healing of the itchy bumps. Keep in mind that home remedies are not scientifically proven, and so, if the rash worsens or persists, it is best to consult a doctor for proper advice. In case, there is sudden appearance of itchy bumps on the chest and back with no known cause, it is important to contact a doctor immediately.

answered by G R

It sounds like you have a heat rash. Sometimes when my husband has been out all day in the heat he has the same thing. If this is your case it should go away within a day or so.

answered by K W

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