I can't go swimming because I get an infection from the water...will this suit keep me fairly dry or would I still get wet?
JERRY S You will still get wet.
KATHY F I bought this for my daughter, so I can't tell you firsthand. But I think it keeps you fairly dry, if you purchase one with a snug fit. Of course, your arms and legs are exposed, so maybe this isn't the best choice for you, given your condition.
Miyuki S You will get wet. Only a dry suit will keep you dry. You will get wet in all wetsuits - regular and semi-dry. If you are getting infections from going in the water you should check into the water quality of the places you are going as well as with a physician.
LAUREN S Addendum: Ask yourself...is it chlorinated water or salt water that is a problem? If you can take a shower without getting an infection, it isn't the WATER...It's something in the water. Salt water has lots of little organisms in it that might be causing irritation. Good luck.
MARCIA H This suit will not keep you dry that is why it is called a wet suit
LAUREN S The Cressi Shorty is a WETSUIT. The principle is that it keeps you warm by allowing a thin layer of water between you and the wetsuit. Your body heat warms the water which then acts as an insulator. It is not intended to keep you dry. If there are very small irritants in the water, there's a chance they will get under the wetsuit. No guarantees. It depends on what in the water is causing your problem.
Amy M You will get wet with any wetsuit. A wetsuit uses your body heat to warm the water between your skin and the suit. You may want to try a drysuit, although I've never heard of that used for swimming but you've gotta do what you've gotta do! Good luck!
LESLIE M It will get wet, as it is a wetsuit, meaning that it works by trapping a thin amount of water between the suit and your skin to insulate you from cold. It is also a shorty, so you wouldn't have coverage enough.
If you rash due to the sun - or sun & water - it might then be ok, sort of. Is it chlorinated water that causes your skin problems? Or any water?
To really protect in the way you describe, you will need a full-body dry suit with boots & mitts.
KATIE B wet suits don't keep you from getting wet. they are exposure protection from the cold, from animals like jelly fish, and from the sun. But you will absolutely get wet unless you wear a dry suit.
MICHAEL A You will still get wet in a wet suit. They are designed to allow water in and retain that water as your body warms it. If you want to stay dry in the water you will need a dry suit.
ADRIAN S You will get wet like in any other wet suit. Even semi dry suit will not keep you completely dry.