No matter how cute it sounds, a "tummy bug" wreaks household havoc. The inevitable aftermath is a foul-smelling cleanup job. If parenting hasn't already cured you of the heaves-when-dealing-with-bodily-fluids, Cheryl's tip may help you get through the worst of it.
Cleaning up throw-up when the kids have stomach flu makes me want to (literally) throw-up. A bit of Vick’s VapoRub under your nose can help you not to smell it as much when cleaning it up.
(Kind of gross topic, but I had to do it the other day and I remembered this tip. Don’t remember where I heard it though.)
A companion hack: sprinkle baking soda over the…substance in question…to reduce the smell and make cleanup easier. Baking soda is also good for deodorizing a mattress or carpeting after the major cleanup is over.