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How to Get Children's Tylenol out of the Carpet

When your child has a fever or cold and you need to treat your child’s symptoms, you may reach for the Children’s Tylenol. Although this product can reduce fevers and alleviate pain, if you accidentally spill it on carpeting, you will need to act quickly to remove the stain.

Remove Children's Tylenol from carpet by acting quickly.

Things You Will Need

  • White cotton cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Ammonia
  • Powder laundry detergent
  • Cleaning solvent
  • Spray bottle

When your child has a fever or cold and you need to treat your child’s symptoms, you may reach for the Children’s Tylenol.  Although this product can reduce fevers and alleviate pain, if you accidentally spill it on carpeting, you will need to act quickly to remove the stain.

Because the liquid Tylenol product contains dyes, try to remove it from the carpet fibers as quickly as possible. 

  1. Saturate the cotton cloth with plain, cool water and use it to blot up as much of the Tylenol as possible. Do this immediately after the spill occurs, for best results. Continue blotting until no more Tylenol appears on the cotton cloth as you blot.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup white vinegar in the spray bottle. Spray the Tylenol on the carpet with the vinegar solution and blot at it lightly with a cotton cloth. Continue blotting to remove as much medicine as possible from the carpeting. Rinse the carpet completely with cool water to finish treating the stain.
  3. Combine 1 cup of cool water and 1 tbsp. of ammonia in a spray bottle. Spray the ammonia solution over the Tylenol stain and blot gently with the cotton cloth. Keep blotting to remove as much of the stain as you can. Rinse the carpet completely with cool water to finish treating the stain.
  4. Place 2 cups of warm water and 1/2 tsp. of the powdered laundry detergent into the spray bottle. Shake the ingredients well and then spray the stained area lightly. Blot gently with the cotton cloth to remove the stain from the carpet. Rinse the carpet completely with cool water to finish treating the stain.
  5. Use a cleaning solvent on the carpet. Find a product designed to remove a dye stain from carpeting. Spray the stained area lightly with the carpet solvent and blot up the solvent and the stain with a damp cotton cloth. Continue blotting gently until you remove as much of the stain as possible.
  6. Warning

    Make sure you use only a non-bleaching laundry detergent for stain removal or you risk bleaching your carpet.

    Always blot gently as you try to remove a carpet stain. Aggressive rubbing can damage carpet fibers and make actually push the stain further into the fibers rather than remove it.

Things You Will Need

  • White cotton cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Ammonia
  • Powder laundry detergent
  • Cleaning solvent
  • Spray bottle

Warnings

  • Make sure you use only a non-bleaching laundry detergent for stain removal or you risk bleaching your carpet.
  • Always blot gently as you try to remove a carpet stain. Aggressive rubbing can damage carpet fibers and make actually push the stain further into the fibers rather than remove it.

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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