This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2.", by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.. Also available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.
Acne of the Eyelids very often occurs in persons suffering with acne in other parts of the face. It of course affects the edges of the lids, being an inflammation of the sebaceous or hair follicles. The causes are the same as those which produce acne elsewhere, together with exposure of the eyes to cold winds, bright lights, etc. In treatment, the same remedies should be employed as have been recommended for inflammation of the edges of the lids, and in addition, cold compresses should be applied when the heat and inflammation are considerable, and poultices or fomentations, when the little pimples have a tendency to suppurate or "come to a head." The diet of the patient should be very carefully regulated as directed in other forms of acne.