Balanitis is inflammation of the end of the penis (the glans penis), accompanied by itching and a slight discharge.
It is caused by a failure to keep the glans clean.
Balanitis is more common in men and boys who have not been circumcised, particularly if they suffer from phimosis (the inability to pull back the foreskin).
Prevention and treatment depend on keeping the area washed and clean.
A physician should be consulted if the disorder does not clear up promptly.