One/both of my ears have been plugged since summer - sounds are as if I have earmuffs on. For the past two weeks I cannot smell or taste anything. Strep in September. Tightness in my neck/throat - not sore anymore, but feels strained when I talk. Feels/sounds like when I have strep, but without the pain. Sore nostrils - hurts to wipe when my nose runs.