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?
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