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There's a green layer on top of a burn I have on my leg? Is it a scab or part of the infection?

I got a motorcycle exhaust burn in my leg last Wednesday. I washed it and put ointment on it. on Saturday I went to the doctor because it looked infected, so he dressed the wound. he used antiseptic then applied some antibiotic burn cream, on top a paraffin gauze then a cotton bandage to secure everything. He told me not to get it wet and to change the dressing on Monday. So I changed it and I'm not sure if it's healing or not. A green layer covers part of my burn. I tried rinsing it off but its become somewhat hard. Is this sign of scabbing? Or of deeper infection? There was no sign of pus whatsoever, but it's still around the edges. So what is it?

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I had a burn like that on my arm. What you are experiencing is your skin forming a hard crust known as "eschar" . (Ask your doctor) You really should get a follow up appointment so your doctor can see your progress. If you should start experiencing a deep stinging in your leg don't wait. See your doctor asap.

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i think u should go to doctor again.

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Sometimes burn wounds take on a green or yellowish color when healing; this is perfectly normal. However, I think you should talk to your doctor to rule out the possibility of an infection.

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Yup,I think you should just check with the doctor again.

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Call his office and ask for his nurse. Then describe to her. Sometimes I'll do that when I just have a question or concern.

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Green or yellow are signs of infection.
If the wound is no longer "oozing" either of those colors, it's probably just a hardened layer of infected cells that you're seeing.
If it is still oozing yellow or green stuff, call your doctor. Ask what you should do at home to treat it... or, find out if he/she would rather have you go back into the office for another look at it. You may need oral antibiotics, along with topical, to treat the infection. :)

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