Ok, so a round of stomach viruses has blown (chunks) throughout my household.. I was not spared, so I've had to wait until I was better before I had the "stomach" to clean up anyone else's spew. Result is: there's vomit stains on carpet, quilts, bedspreads, clothing, towels, pillows, furniture, etc... My main problem is the carpet.. most everything else I can just throw in the washing machine and pray over.. the carpet's a bitch though. Just getting it wet brings up the smell again and makes me queasy enough to vomit again. Is there something that chemically counteracts that godawful smell for long enough for me to actually scrub this mess out? Baking soda? Vinegar? I'm looking for something that won't stain the (unfortunately light colored) carpet in the process. Any help is appreciated, if you don't know, ask your mom.