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Dr. Robert Peppercorn

Dermatology
Yuba City, CA
44 years experience

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Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Sutter Advanced Dermatology and Laser Center

Yuba City, CA

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Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Sutter North Medical Group Director, Sutter North Medical Group Chief Quality Officer, Sutter North Medical Group Variation Reduction Champion, Sutter North Medical Group 350 Del Norte Avenue Yuba City, CA 95991

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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

187 Answers
72 Agrees
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Bed bugs: Itchy red bumps when you awaken in the morning that were not present before you went to bed.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Genital bumps: These bumps are usually harmless sebaceous oil glands. No treatment is needed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Vaseline: Vaseline is fine unless you allergic to it or if it triggers pimples.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Sweating: Called hyperhidrosis and common. Surface medication can help and Botox injections can control it if bad.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Baby: Could be atopic dermatitis. Try otc Hydrocortisone for a week. If not better, see your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Odor: Yes, try a deodorant that does not contain antiperspirant or clean with hibiclens soap every other day for one week.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Black spot: Anything back on your skin that is growing needs rapid attention. Please have your dermatologist take a look at it. Back can be malignant melanoma.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Face spots: Actinic keratosis are pre-skin cancers that need treatment. Seborrheic keratosis are brownish rough areas that are genetic and do not become skin canc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
White nail: Have your dermatologist check for yeast or fungus. If present, treatments are available. Pills work best but sometimes surface medication may help.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hair: No. However, if your testosterone is low, prescription medication may help.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Boil: Local infections may improve with warm wet compresses applied several times a day. Wet a wash cloth with warm water and soak it against the boil area ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Tags: Tags often run in families. Worse if you are heavy. Avoid friction and jewelry rubbing. Easy to remove at a dermatology office.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hairloss: Could be alopecia areata. You can try rogaine (minoxidil) but best to go to dermatologist to get prescription medications.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Basal cell: Years of sun damage or exposure to radiation treatment or arsenic.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Blisters: Could be a form of atopic dermatitis called dishydrosis or psoriasis. These are often treated with surface cortisone creams or other methods.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Scabies: It is possible to get scabies on the face. However, for unknown reasons it is not the typical location. Often the head is spared. However, if the para... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Biopsy: Yes, if basal cell carcinoma. No, if melanoma.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Warts: Liquid nitrogen, topical medication with prescription, surgery, pulsed dye laser.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Warts: Only contagious if you are not immune to the virus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Warts: Wait for immune system to kick in and the warts will likely go away. Try a medication prescribed by a dermatologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Plastic no use: No, it will not work.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Acne: Acne is best treated with medications. Lasers may help as can pulsed light. Aggressive co2 lasers can help acne scars.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is performed with a physical instrument to sand off the outermost layer of skin. Exfoliation is simply the outermost keratin layer p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Retin A (tretinoin): It can reduce fine lines and some blotchy skin color caused by sun.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Psoriasis: Many patient will improve with a tar based shampoo or a zinc based shampoo.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Nail: If you are talking about a nail, it may be due to trauma where blood gets under the nail. It gets better on its own. If it is pure black, it many be a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Roseola is a viral: Roseola is a short term viral skin rash. Psoriasis is an inherited scaling skin disease with no cure that can come and go over a lifetime. Many factor... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Acne: You are probably not treating it properly with medications prescribed by a doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Foot fungus easy to: Try over the counter Miconazole cream or Clotrimazole cream. Rub on twice a day for 2 weeks and if not better see a dermatologist. There are other con... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Stretch marks: Not really. Stretch marks are torn elastic fibers in the skin followed by inflammation. Some people feel tha Mederma for stretch marks may help. Time ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Bumps in pregnancy: This should be checked by your doctor or dermatologist. Most commonly it is harmless puppp. Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy but t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Shampoo: Change is needed only if you are having a problem with dryness or brittle hair.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Scalp: A prescription cortisone lotion can help right away.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Fungal confusion: The most common conditions that would be confused with fungus on the feet and hands is psoriasis and eczema. If on the body then it can be confused wi... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hair: There is really no proof that any vitamin will help hair growth unless you are suffering from a true vitamin deficiency. You could try a safe multiple... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Shingles: Only risk to husband would be if you catch chicken pox and he catches it from you. If you have had chicken pox or vaccine then no problem. If you avoi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Baldness: You will not find anything that you request. Options are rogaine (minoxidil) and propecia.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Vein: It should be checked if it stays inflamed since phlebitis can be dangerous.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Latex rash: A rash that persists in one area may be a fixed drug reaction and due to latex allergy. It would come and go in the same spit and worsen when exposed ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Lasers: There are dozens of skin lasers. All act differently and are used for different purposes. Worst side effects are scar and infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Ringworm: Try over the counter Miconazole cream. If that does not work, see a dermatologist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Dandruff: Yes, definite inherited tendency but environment plays a big role. Stress, weather, internal disease, hygiene.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Herpes pain: Yes, especially if lesions are on the back or buttocks.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yeast: Yeast infection has very low risk for your baby. Often babies are born with yeast in their mouth from exposure during delivery. This is called thrush ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Cosmetic surgery ris: Failures to get results, infection, scarring, bleeding, pain, numbness, swelling, bruising, hematoma, seroma, and more.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Warts: If they are gone they should be flat. A few reasons for bumpiness are that wart is still present or healing is still taking place or treatment created... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Sweating: Sweating will start when the temperature sensing mechanism in your body senses the raised temperature in the central core of your body. At that point,... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yeast: You could try an over the counter antiyeast product such as Monistat and see if you get better over a few days.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Phimosis: If you use it too often, you might cause permanent thinning and fragility of the skin. You could rub it on daily for a week but i wouldn't go longer. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
No lead in dye: Current regulations does not allow lead.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Peppercorn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Peppercorn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! But somehow i need to change this. Some people are recommending to use chemicals that can reduce melanin..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! There are few times when a home resolution is provided, so thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will try this....this week. If have any other suggestions please let me know

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Voted Best Physician and Best Cosmetic Specialist in local area each year for past 5 years.
Patients choice award of 2012 - Top patient satisfaction in local medical group
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Sutter North Medical Foundation
Sutter Surgical Hospital - North Valley
Colusa regional medical center
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