Balanitis is redness and soreness in the head of the penis. It can cause extreme un-comfortability at the end of the penis and the loose flap of skin surrounding the tip. However, it can be treated and is often easy to prevent. Balanitis can affect men of any age group. But those who are circumcised are at a significantly lesser risk of getting the disease.
While balanitis is not an STD (sexually transmitted disease), certain STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia may contribute to the disease.