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Old 07-25-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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If ya eat bad clams... how long til you "know" it?

My buddy was over today and he brought a big bag of clams with him. So we steamed them in chicken broth. Nothing fancy. He just called me and told me he was sick as a dog.

I, OTOH, feel just fine.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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I have read food poisioning hits in under 6 hours as your body digests the food. 24 hours later, you are in the clear and your buddy has a non-clam related bug.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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Could be the clams you ate were fine and he got a bad one.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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All it takes is just one bad clam. The entire batch is not contamenated. I feel for your friend, it's horrible to be sick on clams. blech
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:16 PM   #6
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It takes about 4-6 hours to fully digest food so you'll know pretty soon if it was the clams. Hope you're ok.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:25 PM   #7
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Per the U. of Michigan Med School:
Depending on the cause, you may start having symptoms hours to months after you eat contaminated food. The most common types of food poisoning cause symptoms in 30 minutes to 2 days. Some types of food poisoning by shellfish may take only a few minutes to cause symptoms.

I've read elsewhere that it often takes 24 hours to "kick in". It's a common misconception that it's the last meal you ate... as a result, a lot of restaurants get falsely blamed.

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Old 07-25-2006, 09:28 PM   #8
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If I was eating clams it wouldn't even take a bad one to make me sick and you would know it immediately!!!

Seriously though, I would think that no more than 6 hours after eating the bad one.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:29 PM   #9
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It took less than an hour the one time that this happened to me. My boyfriend at the time also ate the same batch of clams and didn't get sick. I think that there must have just been one bad one in there. I haven't eaten clams since and I never will again...not worth the risk of getting sick IMHO!!!
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