MedicineNet provides a description of balanitis and what it looks like. Balanitis is a disorder that causes redness and swelling in the skin of the penis head.
Symptoms of balanitis are redness, inflammation and pain on the head of the penis. Oozing out of the penis may occur. One of the main causes of balanitis is poor hygiene in uncircumcised men, according to MedicineNet. Other conditions, such as diabetes mellitus and allergies, can cause balanitis. Treatment for this disorder varies depending on the cause. Some medications, such as anti-fungal creams for the infection associated with the disorder, are helpful in treating balanitis.