What do you recommend for influenza?

Prevention with shot. Prevention is the best answer. Although the flu vaccine isn't 100%, it offers your best chance of avoiding or getting a milder case of influenza. If you have influenza and you've been sick <48hr, your doctor might prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir). Influenza ususally lasts 7-10days, and tamiflu (oseltamivir) only reduces the duration by 1-2 days, so even with tamiflu (oseltamivir), you won't feel better quickly, but may be less severe.
Antivirals. Within 48 hrs of onset of symptoms, fluids, rest, anti fever meds and hopefully you'll learn your lesson and get a flu shot every year!
Rest, fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen) Rest, hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, pain. If you can be seen within 48 hours of symptoms, antivirals may help a little.