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Jones Tube

I have a jones tube.  I just had in replaced in June of 2009.  Recently it has been getting plugged with mucus.  I have a heck of a time clearing it sometimes.  I use nasal sprays, Neti Pot, steam or vigorous exercise to loosen the plugged tube.  I even resort to pushing a wire down it to unplug it.  Is there some type of suction or a water type pic that I can flush it out with?  What do others do.  Usualy I can plug my nose and draw in through the tube to clear it.  But today I couldn't get it unplugged all day.  When I went swimming it still didn't clear.  Then I skied in the afternoon stlill plugged.  I came home and put my head over a bowl of hot water with a towel draped over.  Still didn't clear.  I shoved a copper wire down it.  I could see the mucus but couldn't dislodge it.  It finally broke loose around 6:30 p.m..  It tends to get plugged overnight when I sleep.  I think I will take some kind of decongestent tonight.  What do others do?

Brammy
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Unfortunately, I have no experience with this problem.   Consult your surgeon.

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