Dr. Amy Harrison practices Pediatric Pulmonology in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Harrison treats children who have breathing problems, or a problem with his or her lungs. Pediatric pulmonologists often treat children with chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, apnea, chronic lung disease in premature infants, noisy breathing, and conditions that require special equipment to monitor and/or help with breathing at home.
Education and Training
Indiana University Sch of Med MD 1999
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology (Pediatrics)
Amy N. Harrison, MD's Expert Contributions
Yes, bronchitis is typically caused by a respiratory viral infection. Your 10 year old would be contagious for as long as he or she has a fever, productive cough or sneezing. A general rule of thumb is to keep your children at least 6 feet apart when one is sick (if possible) and to encourage them to cover their cough and wash their hands frequently. READ MORE
Yes, typically. Bronchitis implies inflammation of the large airways, the bronchi. This typically presents as cough and mucus production. READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Assistant Professor University of California Irvine 11 - Present
- Sleep Apnea
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd)
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis (cf)
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Amy N. Harrison, MD's Practice location
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- Croup: Making a Diagnosis
Croup is a common viral infection among children. It causes inflammation and swelling of the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (throat). As a result, a barking cough and noisy breathing often occur. Children under five years old are the most susceptible to the condition.Children who contract croup...
- What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?
A risk factor could be any one of numerous influences that make you prone to developing cancer. There are unavoidable factors that you have no protection against. Some of these are a family history of genetically inherited traits, and age and gender issues. There are wholly avoidable factors such...
- Croup and Its Symptoms
Croup, a viral infection in children, is a condition that causes swelling of the vocal cords. The cause of croup is also the same virus that causes a normal cold. Croup can happen any time, but is very common during the winter. ...
- Can My Child Develop COPD?
Can COPD Develop in Children?By definition, COPD is a serious lung condition that has developed over a long period of time. Numerous studies explained that children cannot have COPD; however, the disease process can begin at a young age.One can observe the symptoms associated with COPD in a child,...
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