Apr 13, - Balanitis is irritation of the head (glans) of your penis. It's usually caused by poor hygiene or an infection. You're more likely to develop balanitis if you're uncircumcised. Red spots, swelling, and itching are common symptoms.Genital herpes · Syphilis · Molluscum contagiosum · Balanitis. Ive got some minor redness around the tip of my penis. I had protected sex over two weeks ago and about 2 days ago i noticed the redness.