Islanders who are feeling under the weather are being encouraged to try simple remedies before getting antibiotics.
The advice comes during the World Health Organisation's Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November), which aims to increase understanding about antibiotic resistance.
Health professionals say things like coughs and colds can be resolved with over-the-counter medications instead.
Health professionals are also advising people to wash their hands properly and get vaccinated against infections, such as the flu, to prevent them from getting ill in the first place.
In the past five years, the total number of prescriptions issued for an antibiotic has fallen by 10%. This means that on average, less than one antibiotic prescription is dispensed per person each year in Jersey. However, this figure is around 60% higher than in England.