Doctor advises rest as only real cure
Rest is the only real cure to all the coughs, colds and sore throats currently affecting many people on the Island.
That's the advice from Peel GP, Dr John Snelling.
There seems to have been a spike in cases in the run-up to Christmas.
Advice such as "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" is still valid - use a tissue when you cough and sneeze, wash your hands regularly and stay hydrated.
Dr Snelling says the festive season is another factor in why so many people are feeling unwell:-