A new model of allergic rhinitis in rats by topical sensitization and evaluation of H(1)-receptor antagonists.


An animal model of chronic allergic rhinitis was developed by repeated local booster sensitization into the nasal cavity in sensitized rats. The severity of allergic rhinitis was assessed by determining the extent of two markers of nasal allergic symptoms (sneezing and nasal rubbing) after antigen challenge. The number of incidents of sneezing and nasal… (More)