My left ear was also slightly stiffer then the other. Up to now, it's spread down my neck..It feels like I strained the entire set of muscles
on the left side, and it's slightly swollen. I have an ear ache, and in the past day, I've developed a large swollen tonsil in my throat. It stings every time I swallow, but other then that it's just a mild irritation/sore feeling. In the past hour, I developed a fever.